Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the ... See full summary »

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 Crixus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Oenomaus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Ashur (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Lucretia (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Dagan (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Diona (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Gnaeus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Rhaskos (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Melitta (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Vettius (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Titus (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Gaia (4 episodes, 2011)
Josef Brown ...
 Auctus (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Quintilius Varis / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Indus (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Doctore (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Duratius (2 episodes, 2011)
David Austin ...
 Medicus (2 episodes, 2011)
Jason Hood ...
 Cossutius (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Laing ...
 Magistrate Sextus / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Spartacus (2 episodes, 2011)
David E. Woodley ...
 Petronius (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Caburus (2 episodes, 2011)
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus in a more ruthless time before Spartacus' arrival where honor was just finding its way into the arena. Written by Anonymous

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The idea for the prequel, came from a conversation that creator Steven S. DeKnight had with actor John Hannah. Hannah's character had been killed off in the first season, but Hannah enjoyed working on the show so much that he told DeKnight he'd be more than willing to continue working with it somehow. As it was, production of the second season was on hold due to the declining health of star actor Andy Whitfield. So DeKnight's idea to shoot a prequel to season one was the ideal way to continue working with John Hannah and give audience members something to "feast on" until season two could go into production. See more »

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Spartacus: Gods of the Television Industry
22 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

By Jupiter's rooster! I'd be willing to wager coin that many a skeptic became a believer upon viewing the premier of "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena". From the opening moment to the final credits I could not gaze in another direction. The brilliant writing combined with outstanding performances and great visuals come together to produce what will no doubt become legend. The depiction of a world with honor among slaves and dishonor among their masters is masterful. The portrayal of a world which doesn't require the web or mass media for it's inhabitants to be exposed to every depravity and brutality known to humanity is enthralling. A better adrenaline rush could only be found by those living in such a world. A must see for connoisseurs of sex and violence. Mere mortals could do worse than vowing patronage to "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena". Never was a more visceral experience produced by a succession of images on an HD screen combined with surround sound!


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