Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
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The House of Batiatus has towered above the city of Capua for many years. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena will explore its deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he carried with him. Loyalties will be tested, lives shattered, and battles waged in this thrilling prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
Content Too Risqué for Cable TV
On Set With Lucy Lawless
Post Production: The Final Execution
Weapons of Mass Disruption
Battle Royale: Anatomy of a Scene
10 Easy Steps to Dismemberment
Dressed to Kill
Enter the Arena: Production Design
3D Battle Sequence
Audio Commentaries On All 6 Episodes
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This series is set before the original season when Spartacus was captured.. I was told it was made to fill time as the original person who played Spartacus recovered from cancer. He sadly died later and never returned. So Spartacus does not show up in this season I don't believe. But fear not Gannicus is a much more interesting and fun character than Spartacus is any way. Spartacus is he man you want to lead your army. Gannicus is the man you want to party with and by your side when the bar fight breaks out. He is easily my favorite character in the entire series as he shows up again and often in later seasons. A young, long haired and very naive, stick in the mud, Cirxus shows up and is taught the ropes of the arena. Mainly by doing the opposite of anything he sees Gannicus doing. And Oenomause is the wise leader of the stables and the only one Gannicus respects and sometimes listens to. It helps that Gannicus adores Oenomause's wife like a much loved older sister he keeps disappointing.
The surprisingly good writing in this season and all the others makes the entire series much more than the hack and slash bare breasted extravaganza that I originally tuned in for.. And you actually find yourself caring for many of the characters and the problems they face.