You know we love a bit of Spartacus here on Shout. Well Starz, the wonderful people who make the most foul-mouthed, lewd show on television, have released the poster for the prequel – Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena.
Best bit: Batiatus is back from the dead! Except he’s not really, it’s a prequel. But who cares! Jupiter’s c*ck, this is good news!
Worst bit: Spartacus won’t actually be in the six-episode mini-series. This prequel was conceived in order to tide the show over until Andy Whitfield recovered from cancer. However, as we all know, that’s taken a more serious turn and the role of Spartacus will be recast.
And that synopsis:
Lucy Lawless and John Hannah take center stage in this story of the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions before Spartacus arrives as a captured Thracian slave.
Other returning actors include Peter Mensah (Doctore), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Antonio Te Maioha (Barca), Nick E. Tarabay (Ashur), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Naevia) – and others.
New characters will also be added – most notably the gladiator who was champion of the House of Batiatus before Spartacus or even Crixus – who will help fill in the story about the people and politics in the House of Batiatus and ancient Capua as a whole.
Looking forward to the Gods Of The Arena? You betcha!