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21 January 2011 (USA) See more »
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Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed... See more »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 22 of 30)

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)
Keith MacKenzie .... line 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
John Cavill (3 episodes, 2011)
Aaron Morton (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tom Eagles (2 episodes, 2011)
Allanah Milne (2 episodes, 2011)
Bryan Shaw (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Design by
Iain Aitken (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Nick Bassett (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Chris Elliot (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Darragh (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ana Davison .... makeup department coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Anna de Witt .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Vee Gulliver .... hair assistant / makeup assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Frankie Karena .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Michael Krehl .... background hair supervisor / background makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Vanessa Langford .... hair assistant / makeup assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Natasha Lees .... second unit hair supervisor / second unit makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Georgia Lockhart-Adams .... key hair stylist / key makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Jaime Leigh McIntosh .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Carmen Te Moananui .... assistant to makeup and hair designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Roger Murray .... prosthetic supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jane O'Kane .... makeup/hair/prosthetics designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Jane Petersen .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Rubano .... prosthetics supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Vinnie Smith .... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Lauren Steward .... key hair stylist / key makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Ally Williams .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Vanessa Hurley .... key hair stylist / key makeup artist (4 episodes, 2011)
Rachel Beedell .... hair assistant / makeup assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Nicola Spencer .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Melanie Turner .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Jason Seitu .... unit manager (5 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Baudouin du Bois .... fourth assistant director / 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)
Lynn Hargreaves .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Aimee Robertson .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Elaine Te .... fourth assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Ngaire Woods .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
David Fraser Young .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2011)
Rachael Boggs .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2011)
Paddy Compter .... second assistant director: second unit (4 episodes, 2011)
Hamish McFarlane .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Axel Paton .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Katie Tate .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Bruce Allen .... carpenter (6 episodes, 2011)
Francis Askwith .... carpenter (6 episodes, 2011)
Robert Bavin .... property master (6 episodes, 2011)
Daniel Birt .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2011)
Nick Connor .... set designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Anna Graves .... art department coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Mark Grenfell .... on set art director (6 episodes, 2011)
Zane Grey .... lead plasterer (6 episodes, 2011)
David Gunson .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Simon Hall .... standby props (6 episodes, 2011)
George Hamilton .... on set art director (6 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Bailey Harper .... set decorating textiles (6 episodes, 2011)
Graham Harris .... lead hands (6 episodes, 2011)
Tom Holden .... standby props (6 episodes, 2011)
Neil Laffoley .... props finisher (6 episodes, 2011)
Tasha Lang .... property assistant / property buyer (6 episodes, 2011)
Daniel Lloyd .... illustrator (6 episodes, 2011)
Geoff Mayne .... standby carpenter (6 episodes, 2011)
Eliza Meldrum .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2011)
Laurie Meleisea .... scenic artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Roger Murray .... props supervisor / prop supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Robbie Penny .... head greensman (6 episodes, 2011)
Taya Polkinghorne .... standby props assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Paul Radford .... lead scenic artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Murray Sweetman .... construction manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Hamish Wain .... set decorating fabricator (6 episodes, 2011)
Renee Kofoed .... art department runner (5 episodes, 2011)
Mike Becroft .... on set art director (4 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Matt Aickin .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Bruno Barrett-Garnier .... sound re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Corrin Ellingford .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Tony Johnson .... second unit sound mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Bruce Langley .... sound designer / sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2011)
David Madigan .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2011)
Chris Stewart .... adr supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
C.J. Withey .... sound assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Special Effects by
Tanya Bidois .... special effects office coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Mike Cahill .... special effects senior technician (6 episodes, 2011)
Brin Compton .... special effects technician (6 episodes, 2011)
Brendon Durey .... special effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Rowan Tweed .... special effects assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Steve Yardley .... special effects senior technician (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Lucy Bowey .... visual effects producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Tim Capper .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Stephanie Chung .... visual effects assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Ben Colenso .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Daniel James Cox .... visual effects art director (6 episodes, 2011)
Ryan Heelan .... visual effects assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Stephen Joyce .... visual effects set technical coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Grant Kronfeld .... visual effects editor (6 episodes, 2011)
April Lougheed .... visual effects post coordinator (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 .... visual effects assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Shanks .... visual effects concept compositor (6 episodes, 2011)
John Walters .... visual effects concept artist (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Stunts
Tyrone Bell .... stunts (6 episodes, 2011)
Mana Hira Davis .... stunts (6 episodes, 2011)
Shane Dawson .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Clinton Elvey .... stunts (6 episodes, 2011)
Adrian McGaw .... stunts / additional stunts (6 episodes, 2011)
Allan Poppleton .... fight supervisor / key stunt supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Paul Shapcott .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Jacob Tomuri .... stunts / additional stunts (6 episodes, 2011)
Tim Wong .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Tony Marsh .... additional stunts (5 episodes, 2011)
Graham Vincent .... stunts / additional stunts (5 episodes, 2011)
Sean Button .... additional stunts (4 episodes, 2011)
Isaac Hamon .... additional stunts (4 episodes, 2011)
Vincent Roxburgh .... stunts (4 episodes, 2011)
Jonathan Costelloe .... additional stunts (3 episodes, 2011)
Tim McLachlan .... additional stunts (3 episodes, 2011)
Steve McQuillan .... additional stunts (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Stehlin .... additional stunts (3 episodes, 2011)
Erika Takacs .... stunt department coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Brenna Townshend .... stunt department coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Genevieve Aitken .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Daniel Andrews .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Shane Blakey .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Ryan Carey .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Aron Eastwood .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Albert Heimuli .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Jonny McBride .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Dayna Porter .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Crystal Pratt .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Joshua Randall .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Stuart Thorp .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Mark Trotter .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
Min Windle .... additional stunts (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Kane Asher .... dolly grip (6 episodes, 2011)
Sam Bailey .... first assistant camera (6 episodes, 2011)
Todd Bilton .... "b" camera operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Tony Blackwood .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2011)
Peter Cleveland .... best boy grip (6 episodes, 2011)
Vanessa Cotterill .... desk operator (6 episodes, 2011)
John Enright .... second unit gaffer / rigging gaffer (6 episodes, 2011)
Dave Garbett .... second unit director of photography (6 episodes, 2011)
Brenden Holster .... "b" camera operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Blair Ihaka .... first assistant camera (6 episodes, 2011)
Gary Illingworth .... second unit key grip (6 episodes, 2011)
Tane Kingan .... lighting best boy (6 episodes, 2011)
Matt Klitscher .... unit photographer (6 episodes, 2011)
Aaron Lewis .... grip assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Chris Lucas .... digital operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Luke Macready .... second unit best boy / rigging best boy (6 episodes, 2011)
John Paul McDonnell .... lighting assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Cameron McLean .... "a" camera operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Nigel Nally .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2011)
Kimberley Porter .... generator operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Gareth Robinson .... key grip (6 episodes, 2011)
David Russell .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2011)
Aidan Sanders .... generator operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Tera Tehei .... grip assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Marcus Upton .... desk operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Carl Vennimore .... rigging grip (6 episodes, 2011)
Jay Weston .... digital operator (6 episodes, 2011)
Ashley Thomas .... digital assistant (5 episodes, 2011)
Daimon Wright .... techno crane operator (5 episodes, 2011)
Tom Sorrell .... lighting trainee (3 episodes, 2011)
Jason Kerekere .... lighting assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting Department
Honor Byrne .... cast coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Desiree Rose Cheer .... extras assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Anita Corcoran .... extras coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Annabel Lomas .... casting: New Zealand (6 episodes, 2011)
Faith Martin .... casting: Australia (6 episodes, 2011)
Amber McAllister .... assistant cast coordinator / assistant casting coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Rebecca Rowe .... extras casting (6 episodes, 2011)
Paul Weber .... casting: US (6 episodes, 2011)
Miranda Wilson .... casting assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Kesha Robertson .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alice Baker .... costume supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Sara Beale .... costume buyer (6 episodes, 2011)
Zoe Boyle .... art finisher trainee (6 episodes, 2011)
Naomi Campbell .... standby (6 episodes, 2011)
Tim Castelow .... art finisher (6 episodes, 2011)
Jillian Chitty .... cutter / stitcher (6 episodes, 2011)
Olivia Dobson .... assistant costume designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Daisy Faulkner .... dresser (6 episodes, 2011)
Jasmin Gibson .... standby (6 episodes, 2011)
Irene 'Pida' Gleeson .... textile artist (6 episodes, 2011)
Rosemary Gough .... costume builder (6 episodes, 2011)
Jo Hawke .... key cutter (6 episodes, 2011)
Luke Hollis .... illustrator (6 episodes, 2011)
Katie Johnston .... workroom assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Sally Maingay .... key costume props (6 episodes, 2011)
Steve Manning .... leather worker (6 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Matysik .... costume builder (6 episodes, 2011)
Natalie McAndrews .... key costume props (6 episodes, 2011)
Katie McGettigan .... costume builder (6 episodes, 2011)
Nick Mignacca .... costume props assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Matt Morris .... leather craftsman (6 episodes, 2011)
Mike Munro .... leather assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Marion Olsen .... workroom supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Amethyst Simpson Parker .... background standby (6 episodes, 2011)
Mirinda Penny .... key background costumer (6 episodes, 2011)
Emma Shakes .... jeweller (6 episodes, 2011)
Naomi Spicer .... costume props assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Steven Starkey .... key art finisher (6 episodes, 2011)
Crystel Tottenham .... costume runner (6 episodes, 2011)
Emma Turnbull .... dresser (6 episodes, 2011)
Elizabeth Watson .... standby assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Joan Wilson .... key standby (6 episodes, 2011)
Aleisha Hall .... standby / key standby (5 episodes, 2011)
Ymre Molnar .... art finisher (5 episodes, 2011)
Lara Blomfield .... key background standby (4 episodes, 2011)
Emma Holliday .... dresser (4 episodes, 2011)
Matt Kleinhans .... art finisher (4 episodes, 2011)
Barbara Pinn .... key standby (4 episodes, 2011)
Emma Harre .... key standby (3 episodes, 2011)
Chantelle Jeffrey .... standby (3 episodes, 2011)
Natasha King .... art finisher assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Rabdeep Bains .... art finisher (2 episodes, 2011)
Sophie Mills .... standby (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Alex Hammond .... post-production runner (6 episodes, 2011)
Ilya Klarich .... first assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Daisy Lawless .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Margaux Peach .... post-production assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Hamid Slaimankhel .... second assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Matt Tate .... senior assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Samantha Thrupp .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Francis Wheeler .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Peter Williams .... digital colorist (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Scott Davidson .... mix engineer: LoDuca Music (6 episodes, 2011)
Joshua Mathews .... engineer: LoDuca Music / music sound designer: LoDuca Music (6 episodes, 2011)
Jason Smith .... music editor (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Transportation Department
Andrew Burfield .... cast driver (6 episodes, 2011)
Aaron Gibson .... transportation captain / transportation coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Julie Gunson .... cast driver (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Romel Adam .... assistant: Mr. Rob Tapert (6 episodes, 2011)
Alicia-Lee .... payroll accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Annie Baines .... accounts assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Meredith Black .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2011)
Steven Brown .... craft service (6 episodes, 2011)
Jenny DeArmitt .... writers assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Alan Drum-Garcia .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Seamus Kevin Fahey .... executive story editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Nick Fryer .... safety officer (6 episodes, 2011)
Kylie Gaudin .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Misha Green .... story editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jeff Hales .... safety officer (6 episodes, 2011)
Jude Hassett .... unit assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Alex Hedlund .... assistant: Mr. Joshua Donen (6 episodes, 2011)
Aaron Helbing .... story editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Todd Helbing .... story editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Aaron Irvin .... historical consultant (6 episodes, 2011)
Abby Jones .... craft service manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Timothy Judson .... assistant production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Bonnie Kells .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Monique Kelly .... behind the scenes (6 episodes, 2011)
Monique Knight .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
David Kob .... writers production assistant / writers assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Mark Leitner .... script coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Bren MacKenzie .... second assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Holly McIvor .... accounts assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
Allison Miller .... assistant: Mr. Steven S. DeKnight (6 episodes, 2011)
Dianne Moffatt .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Blue Schiphorst .... craft service (6 episodes, 2011)
Karl Sheridan .... assistant to producers (6 episodes, 2011)
Karl Smith .... studio manager (6 episodes, 2011)
Lissa-Mia Smith .... first assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Joseph Stankovich .... security supervisor (6 episodes, 2011)
Jeffrey Stevens .... historical consultant (6 episodes, 2011)
Helen Urban .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Sherie Wikaira .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Nik Williams .... location manager (5 episodes, 2011)
Chris Drake .... production runner (4 episodes, 2011)
Jonny McBride .... production runner (4 episodes, 2011)
Darren Howman .... production runner (2 episodes, 2011)
 

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55 min (approx.)
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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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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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