The ladies scheme and back-stab and take their clothes off while the men slices and dices each other. That seems to be the main impetus for the new Starz show “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”. Obviously there is probably more than that to the show, but let’s face it, the Sam Raimi-produced show has been pushing the blood and sex on us for so long, that they should have just gone and changed the title to “Spartacus: Blood and Sex”. Mind you, not that I’m complaining. A batch of character promos for the show below.
Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.
Starring Australian actor, Andy Whitfield (McLeod’s Daughters) as Spartacus, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Lucretia, John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus and Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk) as Doctore, this unique mix of live action, graphic novel effects and brutal battle sequences is set to make “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” an epic television event.
Premieres on the Starz network January 22, 2010.