Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Action | Adventure | Biography
8.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 58,725 users  
Reviews: 45 user | 23 critic

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 »

Writer:

(creator)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 24 Apr 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011– )

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011– ) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2011  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and explicit sex. This is Spartacus.

Stars: Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Eric McIntire, Daniel Spink, Matthew Felker
Rome (2005–2007)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker
Vikings (TV Series 2013)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes... See full summary »

Stars: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig
Da Vinci's Demons (TV Series 2013)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Written by David S. Goyer, the series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Elliot Cowan
The Tudors (2007–2010)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy
Black Sails (TV Series 2014)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island".

Stars: Zach McGowan, Luke Arnold, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Prison Break (2005–2009)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Due to a political conspiracy an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out from the inside out.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco
Spartacus (TV Movie 2004)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After he is bought by the owner of a Roman gladiator school and trained as an gladiator A slave leads a rebellion of slaves and gladiators into revolt against Rome.

Director: Robert Dornhelm
Stars: Goran Visnjic, Alan Bates, Angus Macfadyen
Lost (2004–2010)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox
Spartacus (1960)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons
The Pacific (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Batiatus / ... (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Crixus (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Oenomaus (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Gannicus (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Ashur (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Lucretia (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Solonius (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Naevia (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Barca (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Tullius (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Dagan (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Diona (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Gnaeus (6 episodes, 2011)
Ioane King ...
 Rhaskos (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Melitta (5 episodes, 2011)
Gareth Williams ...
 Vettius (5 episodes, 2011)
...
 Titus (5 episodes, 2011)
...
 Gaia (4 episodes, 2011)
Josef Brown ...
 Auctus (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Quintilius Varis / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Indus (3 episodes, 2011)
...
 Doctore (2 episodes, 2011)
Vincent Roxburgh ...
 Duratius (2 episodes, 2011)
David Austin ...
 Medicus (2 episodes, 2011)
Jason Hood ...
 Cossutius (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Laing ...
 Magistrate Sextus / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Spartacus (2 episodes, 2011)
David E. Woodley ...
 Petronius (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Caburus (2 episodes, 2011)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

21 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spartacus - Az aréna istenei  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Spun-off from Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Spartacus, without Spartacus?
22 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There were many skeptics leading into this new season (not technically season 2) of "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena", many feared it would not be worth watching without Andy Whitfield. For those with concerns, here is some advice: watch it! The major antagonist was lost from the previous season, but the character depth/story of the new leading actor is building AND new depths of past characters from "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" are unveiled. The history of how they developed is fascinating. The relationship differences between the two season are significant, thus there is a huge void of curiosity leftover to reveal how they developed to become the personalities they portrayed in season 1.

It would be remiss to leave out the absolute, succulent gratuity that peaks our senses! The world is enriched with beautiful people, outstanding wardrobes cast in a time that fascinates most, the Roman Empire. Did I mention that many of these beautiful people are quite revealing? Nudity! It is with taste I might add! Of course, references to porn are made, but no porn has the character depth and sophistication that gives the sexual scenes the passion that is conveyed in this series. The necessity to produce these scenes is important in fostering the time-period's stance of sexual openness. The costume range is great; the rich are adorned with lavish jewelry and a colorful, flowing wardrobe which is artistically chosen, and for the poor, well sometimes they are left with nothing. The gladiators are especially left without much clothing, but the armor they do wear is often demonic, intimidating and everything you would naturally expect to find on a person when they are fighting to the DEATH!

The fight scenes are well choreographed and blood is everywhere! The array of weapons to choose from, the differences in fighting styles, the varying levels of fighting skill all make for interesting battles in the arena. Also, bear in mind that the arena is not only for physical fighting, but the political fold is the pressing force behind the fights. Basically, it is more than just a fight, what you see is not entirely what you get. The fight's value is difference for the gladiator, than it is for the crowd, than it is for the owner's of the gladiators; and, these differences are excellently contrasted. The graphics are not top-notch, but it adds a stylistic element to the show. The blood is vibrant and sometimes seems to defy physics--it's great! The acting is intense and the director seems to strive away from being "natural" which is good. The intensity is not monochromatic and individual to each characters personality.

In a short and sweet summary, this gratuitous mash of beautiful people, fight scenes, political undertones is nothing short of brilliant. Watch it for what it is and you will not be disappointed.


79 of 91 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Melitta-Gannicus Relationship pcheww
Crixus goes from loveable underdog to douche in no time mcintosh182
Gaia Icarus_Phoenix
Should I watch this season first? iluvbairs
Started to watch Season 2 instead of 1... C0rnholio
Will Gannicus Join Spartacus' Revolt? attentionspike
Discuss Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page