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.
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Here the audience meets a new champion in Gannicus, portrayed by Dustin Clare. Dustin was among the final picks for actors to portray Spartacus in "Blood & Sand." Ultimately the role went to the Late Andy Whitfield and Dustin had no involvement in the project. But when Andy was diagnosed with cancer and the prequel was under way, Dustin was the first choice for a new Gladiator to hold the spotlight in Spartacus' stead. See more
We must prove ourselves in the more important bouts of the old arena and secure position.
To fight later in the day, we must first distinguish ourselves against Vettius' men, yet Vettius' men only fight...
...later in the day.
A vexing conundrum.