A pre-Spartacus prequel about life in the House of Batiatus. In the opener, a younger Batiatus is placed in command of his father's gladiator-training school, which leads him to use one of the most accomplished fighters to curry favor with a nobleman. Written by
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The opportunity to produce "Gods of the Arena" emerged when the second series of "Spartacus" halted while lead actor Andy Whitfield
battled Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Series creator and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight
expanded a single flashback episode for the second season into a six part mini series. See more