Is this all the Spartacus we’re gonna get for a while? Or ever? Time will tell. Or at least, until Starz decides if they want to keep going with a “Spartacus” TV series. Then again, like “Gods of the Arena”, maybe the way to go is a series of mini-series based around the legend of Spartacus? You could essentially keep going with a new series each year without actually needing Spartacus to show up. Just a thought. Until then, though, here are four new videos to tie you over. “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” premieres on the Starz Channel January 21, 2011.
The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for. Poised to overthrow his father and take control, he’ll freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. And he’ll have his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side for every underhanded scheme, drawing on the brazen talents of her seductive friend Gaia when it counts. Together, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses, seize power, and bleed Capua dry in this audacious prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”
Returning stars include John Hannah as Batiatus, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia and Peter Mensah as Oenomaus. They are joined by newcomers Dustin Clare (“Underbelly”) as Gannicus, Jaime Murray (“Hu$tle”) as Gaia and Marisa Ramirez (“General Hospital”) as Melitta.