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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena: :  -- A preview trailer for the Starz original series "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena," premiering January 21, 2011.
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Seasons:
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Release Date:
21 January 2011 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Brilliant Comeback See more (43 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 22 of 29)

John Hannah ... Batiatus / ... (6 episodes, 2011)

Manu Bennett ... Crixus (6 episodes, 2011)

Peter Mensah ... Oenomaus (6 episodes, 2011)

Dustin Clare ... Gannicus (6 episodes, 2011)

Nick Tarabay ... Ashur (6 episodes, 2011)

Lucy Lawless ... Lucretia (6 episodes, 2011)

Craig Walsh-Wrightson ... Solonius (6 episodes, 2011)

Lesley-Ann Brandt ... Naevia (6 episodes, 2011)

Antonio Te Maioha ... Barca (6 episodes, 2011)

Stephen Lovatt ... Tullius (6 episodes, 2011)

Shane Rangi ... Dagan (6 episodes, 2011)

Jessica Grace Smith ... Diona (6 episodes, 2011)

Raicho Vasilev ... Gnaeus (6 episodes, 2011)
Ioane King ... Rhaskos (6 episodes, 2011)
Luke Pegler ... Marcus (6 episodes, 2011)

Marisa Ramirez ... Melitta (5 episodes, 2011)
Gareth Williams ... Vettius (5 episodes, 2011)

Jeffrey Thomas ... Titus (5 episodes, 2011)

Jaime Murray ... Gaia (4 episodes, 2011)
Josef Brown ... Auctus (3 episodes, 2011)

Peter Feeney ... Quintilius Varis / ... (3 episodes, 2011)

Steven A. Davis ... Indus (3 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Rick Jacobson (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Steven S. DeKnight (6 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Steven S. DeKnight .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Joshua Donen .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Brent Fletcher .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Moira Grant .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Paul Grinder .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Rick Jacobson .... producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Charles Knight .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Aaron Lam .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Sam Raimi .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Chloe Smith .... producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Maurissa Tancharoen .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Jed Whedon .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Aaron Morton (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tom Eagles (2 episodes, 2011)
Bryan Shaw (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Paul Weber (5 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Design by
Iain Aitken (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Nick Bassett (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Chris Elliot (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Darragh (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Krehl .... background makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jaime Leigh McIntosh .... make up artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Carmen Te Moananui .... assistant to makeup designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Roger Murray .... prosthetic manufacture (6 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Rubano .... prosthetic makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Vinnie Smith .... makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Melina Strachan .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Georgia Lockhart-Adams .... key makeup artist (4 episodes, 2011)
Jane O'Kane .... makeup/hair/prosthetics designer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Nicola Spencer .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Melanie Turner .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Helen Urban .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Baudouin du Bois .... assistant director / fourth assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Bruno Du Bois .... second second assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Robyn Grace .... first assistant director: second unit (6 episodes, 2011)
Paul Grinder .... second unit director (6 episodes, 2011)
Aimee Robertson .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
David Fraser Young .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2011)
Hamish McFarlane .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Rachael Boggs .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Axel Paton .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Bavin .... property master (6 episodes, 2011)
Daniel Birt .... leadman / set dresser (6 episodes, 2011)
Tasha Lang .... props buyer / property buyer (6 episodes, 2011)
Roger Murray .... prop manufacturing supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Taya Polkinghorne .... stand-by assistant / stand-by prop assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Nick Connor .... set designer (2 episodes, 2011)
Mark Grenfell .... on-set art director (2 episodes, 2011)
George Hamilton .... on-set art director (2 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Bailey Harper .... set decorating textiles (2 episodes, 2011)
Tom Holden .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2011)
Renee Kofoed .... art department runner (2 episodes, 2011)
Neil Laffoley .... prop finisher (2 episodes, 2011)
Daniel Lloyd .... art department coordinator / illustrator (2 episodes, 2011)
Eliza Meldrum .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2011)
Robbie Penny .... head greensman (2 episodes, 2011)
Hamish Wain .... set decorating fabricator (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Narelle Ahrens .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Matt Aickin .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Bruno Barrett-Garnier .... sound re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jeremy Birchall .... loop artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Jonathan Bruce .... foley editor / foley recordist (6 episodes, 2011)
Lloyd Canham .... loop group mixer editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Campbell Cooley .... loop artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Corrin Ellingford .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Bruce Langley .... sound designer / sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2011)
David Madigan .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Stefano Marchetti .... adr recording (6 episodes, 2011)
Michelle Mascol .... adr mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Ben Stockwell .... foley artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Gareth Van Niekerk .... additional sound editor / foley artist (6 episodes, 2011)
C.J. Withey .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2011)
Amy Barber .... foley artist / foley editor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Special Effects by
Tanya Bidois .... special effects office coordinator (1 episode, 2011)
Mike Cahill .... special effects senior technician (1 episode, 2011)
Brin Compton .... special effects technician (1 episode, 2011)
Brendon Durey .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 2011)
Rowan Tweed .... special effects assistant (1 episode, 2011)
Steve Yardley .... special effects senior technician (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Alicia Aguilera .... flame artist (6 episodes, 2011)
James Corden .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Daniel James Cox .... visual effects art director (6 episodes, 2011)
Paul Dickson .... digital effects artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Oliver Faldo .... compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Greg Flannagan .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Ryan Heelan .... visual effects assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Adam Kelway .... compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Grant Kronfeld .... visual effects editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Michaela Maguire .... visual effects coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Neil Mayo .... visual effects editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Charlie McClellan .... executive visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Stephen McHardy .... assistant visual effects editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Emrys Plaisted .... compositor: 3dcgi ltd (6 episodes, 2011)
Dale Pretorius .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Ian Quigley .... visual effects (6 episodes, 2011)
Davee Ramos-San Diego .... compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jillian Round .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2011)
John Walters .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Matt Westbrooke .... compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
Stephen Joyce .... vfx on-set coordinator (5 episodes, 2011)
Tim Capper .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Dudley Birch .... matte painter (2 episodes, 2011)
Nicolas Houle .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
Caleb Thompson .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Stunts
Mana Hira Davis .... stunts (6 episodes, 2011)
Shane Dawson .... assistant stunt coordinator / stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Clinton Elvey .... stunts (6 episodes, 2011)
Glen Levy .... stunt performer (6 episodes, 2011)
Adrian McGaw .... stunts / additional stunts / ... (6 episodes, 2011)
Allan Poppleton .... fight coordinator / key stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Vincent Roxburgh .... stunts / stunt performer (6 episodes, 2011)
Jacob Tomuri .... stunts (6 episodes, 2011)
Raicho Vasilev .... stunt performer (6 episodes, 2011)
Tim Wong .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 2011)
Paul Shapcott .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2011)
Ryan Carey .... assistant action coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Erika Takacs .... stunt department coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Brenna Townshend .... stunt department coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Daniel Andrews .... additional stunts / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
Tyrone Bell .... stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Craig Dunn .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
Marcus Goldfinch .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
Albert Heimuli .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
Tony Marsh .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Steve McQuillan .... additional stunt player / additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Crystal Pratt .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Ehrenbold .... steadicam operator (6 episodes, 2011)
John Enright .... gaffer: second unit / rigging gaffer (6 episodes, 2011)
Scott Harman .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2011)
Luke Macready .... second unit: best boy electric (6 episodes, 2011)
James Rua .... additional second assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Sam Bailey .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Todd Bilton .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Dave Garbett .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 2011)
Brenden Holster .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Blair Ihaka .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Chris Lucas .... digital operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Cameron McLean .... camera operator: A Camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Nigel Nally .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
David Russell .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Jay Weston .... digital operator (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting Department
Jennifer Lurey .... casting associate (6 episodes, 2011)
Annabelle Lomas .... casting: NZ (2 episodes, 2011)
Faith Martin .... casting: AU (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Naomi Campbell .... costumer / costume standby (6 episodes, 2011)
Jillian Chitty .... costume cutter/stitcher (6 episodes, 2011)
Emma Turnbull .... dresser (6 episodes, 2011)
Barbara Pinn .... key costumer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ilya Klarich .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Daisy Lawless .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Margaux Peach .... post-production assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
James Schoning .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Matt Tate .... senior assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Samantha Thrupp .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Gerard Ward .... assistant digital intermediate colorist (6 episodes, 2011)
Peter Williams .... digital intermediate colourist (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Jason Smith .... music editor (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Transportation Department
Andrew Burfield .... driver: cast (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Steven Belgard .... publicity team (6 episodes, 2011)
Jenny DeArmitt .... assistant to writer (6 episodes, 2011)
Mike Groner .... insurance broker (6 episodes, 2011)
David W. Hamilton .... insurance broker (6 episodes, 2011)
Alex Hammond .... runner (6 episodes, 2011)
Aaron Irvin .... historical consultant (6 episodes, 2011)
Abby Jones .... craft service manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Bren MacKenzie .... second assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Jeffrey Stevens .... historical consultant (6 episodes, 2011)
Kylie Gaudin .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Guy Strachan .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Seamus Kevin Fahey .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Misha Green .... story editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Aaron Helbing .... story editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Todd Helbing .... story editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Monique Knight .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
Dianne Moffatt .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2011)
 

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Runtime:
55 min (approx.)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Germany:18 (DVD rating) (cut) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | UK:18 (DVD rating) | USA:TV-MA
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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 »
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119 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
A Brilliant Comeback, 22 January 2011
Author: Borconi Teofil from Romania

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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