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

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 Batiatus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Crixus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Gannicus (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Ashur (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Titus (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Gaia (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Auctus (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)
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 Medicus (2 episodes, 2011)
Jason Hood ...
 Cossutius (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Magistrate Sextus / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Spartacus (2 episodes, 2011)
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 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 through 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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Originally had been planned as a single flashback episode for season 2. But it became a prequel mini-series instead. See more »

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A Brilliant Comeback
22 January 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I have been waiting for the return of Spartacus: Blood and Sand for quite some time now. Unfortunately, Andy's cancer delayed this for a long time, so Starz gave us Gods of the Arena in stead.

All I can say is well done! We are introduced into the same society and atmosphere we were presented in Blood and Sand, but a few years before Spartacus's arrival. Most of the cast from the previous show is back, and the producers did a good job with making them look a bit younger. I will not give out the names, to avoid spoilers, but rest assured, you will not be disappointed by the number of familiar faces.

And, most importantly, everything that we've seen in Blood and Sand is here! All the gore, sex, and ruthlessness is back, and boy, I've missed it. Seeing the first episode of the new series, I had a sense of seriousness and ambition throughout the show. There is enough action to keep you entertained, but there are also plenty of sensual scenes and political schemes as well. The cast did a good job, as always, and I did not have the feeling that the actors lost interest since the first season, a thing that happens with lots of shows nowadays. Also, the special effects have gotten a little better, the filming is great too.

So, as a bottom line, Starz and it's Spartacus is back, just as strong as the old series, even if Spartacus himself is missing, for now. If you loved the previous show, you will love this too, no doubt, and if you didn't, well, you will start loving it now!


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