The Spartacus TV Show is so Good, it’s Already Gotten a Second Season

No surprise there, you say. If a show is good (and sometimes even when it’s not, natch) it tends to get renewed for a second season. But, um, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” hasn’t even aired yet, but that hasn’t stopped the cable network Starz from already granting the Sam Raimi-produced show a second season green light. Now that’s commitment! In case you’ve never seen footage from the show, scroll on down for the bloody, nudity-filled red band trailer for “Spartacus”. It’s like “300″ on TV but, if you can believe it, with even more gratuitous violence and nudity.

Though the first season of “Spartacus” is subtitled “Blood and Sand”, the second season will be subtitled “Vengeance”, and land on the Starz pay network with a full 13-episode order. So even if the show doesn’t end up finding an audience, the producers and actors will be assured of, if nothing else, at least two full seasons worth of stories to tell.

“Spartacus: Blood and Sand” stars Australian newcomer Andy Whitfield as Spartacus, a Thracian turned gladiator fighting to return to his wife Sura (Erin Cummings) after being sold into slavery at a gladiatorial school. Co-starring Lucy Lawless (pictured, top left), returning somewhat to her swords and sandals roots as the seductive and manipulative Lucretia, with John Hannah of “The Mummy” fame playing her husband, who runs the school. Peter Mensah (“300″) plays Doctore, the head of the gladiatorial school.

Season one of “Spartacus” premieres on the Starz network January 22, 2010.




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  • luke

    Yeah well as interesting as this is, Spartacus was a name of a city where men were bascially homosexual until finished their ‘tour of duty’in the Spartan Army. They were required to train at limits that would kill these pansy assed military boys of today. At that time, around the age of 30 when their military duty was finished, men were required to propagate with women so they took wives. Most carried on with their homosexual relationships which, by the way, were not looked on as a ‘sexual deviance’ as in the USA. In fact, it was encouraged so each man would look after his ‘lover’ in the field of battle.
    Same holds true with the early Greeks and the first Olympics. The games were male, naked, and all the Olympians were homosexual, and idolized.
    Interesting how civilized our world has become. LOL

    • TJ

      you’re an idiot

    • http://www.published.com/ Civilized

      Yes, our world become civilized, and if you like more old primitive ages, you continue to live that way. I am happy now days people are not naked and homosexual at Olympics otherwise I would not be able to watch it with my family, wife and kids. Same goes for military. I think I know why do you consider such nonsense more “civilized” :)

  • luke

    Yeah well as interesting as this is, Spartacus was a name of a city where men were bascially homosexual until finished their ‘tour of duty’in the Spartan Army. They were required to train at limits that would kill these pansy assed military boys of today. At that time, around the age of 30 when their military duty was finished, men were required to propagate with women so they took wives. Most carried on with their homosexual relationships which, by the way, were not looked on as a ‘sexual deviance’ as in the USA. In fact, it was encouraged so each man would look after his ‘lover’ in the field of battle.
    Same holds true with the early Greeks and the first Olympics. The games were male, naked, and all the Olympians were homosexual, and idolized.
    Interesting how civilized our world has become. LOL

    • TJ

      you’re an idiot

    • http://www.published.com Civilized

      Yes, our world become civilized, and if you like more old primitive ages, you continue to live that way. I am happy now days people are not naked and homosexual at Olympics otherwise I would not be able to watch it with my family, wife and kids. Same goes for military. I think I know why do you consider such nonsense more “civilized” :)

  • r.r.

    Great show… but I cringe everytime the word fuck is used. No, I am not prudish, I just know that no way was this word in use then. This is so unhistoric…Ruins the continuity. Isn’t there any wsy your researchers could have found a word that was used?
    So, can you “get real”?
    rrr

  • r.r.

    Great show… but I cringe everytime the word fuck is used. No, I am not prudish, I just know that no way was this word in use then. This is so unhistoric…Ruins the continuity. Isn’t there any wsy your researchers could have found a word that was used?
    So, can you “get real”?
    rrr

  • Muzzy

    Some of the reply’s on here are just stupid, its a show which I think is great, and I wish there were more like it. Who cares if Spartacus was a city or they were gay or whatever your opinion is about the historical elements of the show. Its a great show and you don’t have to believe everything you watch,its not supposed to be a historical documentary.

    • Vmkfan101

      muzzy yes and no to the historical document bit. but i do love the show and so there for we do need more shows like it. i loved the show rome as well. miss it. but spartacus and game of thrones ty, you have sooo won me over. even if game is based on a fiction book. still, love them. please NEVER cancel them.

  • Muzzy

    Some of the reply’s on here are just stupid, its a show which I think is great, and I wish there were more like it. Who cares if Spartacus was a city or they were gay or whatever your opinion is about the historical elements of the show. Its a great show and you don’t have to believe everything you watch,its not supposed to be a historical documentary.

  • MF

    Like Vino, I agree, that the over abundance of sexual content brings a taste of bitter disgust to my mouth. I guess it is not a problem for the ignorant whom know that 50%-60% of men are addicted to sex/masterbation/porn are the majority watching this show. And great, maybe the divorce rate will increase while the director of this show adds to the conflict that sex addictions create in committed relationships.
    Yes, sex was much more promiscuous in the times of Sparticus, however, do we need to see the explicit scenes of them to realize the extent. NO! The addition of these scenes is only to increase male viewers, as it serves as a means of free pornography.
    I am not a prude, however I do not believe this show must have the pornographic content in order to convey the message to viewers or in order to make it a great show.
    In all, I am DISGUSTED!

    • andy

      The series is a depiction of those times. Just like some might be disgusted with this pretty accurate portrait of society in those times – corruption at its highest, open sex behavior and brutality – some might be offended with other peoples’ ignorance and a lack of historical studies, thus engaging in dismissing the show for their own personal lack of tolerance. Besides, I think that if people who lived back then could rise up from dead and look at our pathetic lives that we live today, they would dismiss our phony “feel good” but empty way of life as total immoral scheme that has no purpose.
      This is a fantastic show, best I have ever seen and dismissive comments of others make absolutely no sense

  • MF

    Like Vino, I agree, that the over abundance of sexual content brings a taste of bitter disgust to my mouth. I guess it is not a problem for the ignorant whom know that 50%-60% of men are addicted to sex/masterbation/porn are the majority watching this show. And great, maybe the divorce rate will increase while the director of this show adds to the conflict that sex addictions create in committed relationships.
    Yes, sex was much more promiscuous in the times of Sparticus, however, do we need to see the explicit scenes of them to realize the extent. NO! The addition of these scenes is only to increase male viewers, as it serves as a means of free pornography.
    I am not a prude, however I do not believe this show must have the pornographic content in order to convey the message to viewers or in order to make it a great show.
    In all, I am DISGUSTED!

    • andy

      The series is a depiction of those times. Just like some might be disgusted with this pretty accurate portrait of society in those times – corruption at its highest, open sex behavior and brutality – some might be offended with other peoples’ ignorance and a lack of historical studies, thus engaging in dismissing the show for their own personal lack of tolerance. Besides, I think that if people who lived back then could rise up from dead and look at our pathetic lives that we live today, they would dismiss our phony “feel good” but empty way of life as total immoral scheme that has no purpose.
      This is a fantastic show, best I have ever seen and dismissive comments of others make absolutely no sense

  • susan

    i just saw the last show im not happy about the friend of Spartacus being killed off. i will not watch the show after this

    • SD1945

      I am sad about his death as well but you will watch the rest !

    • Advocate

      one thing goes wrong (in your opinion) and you disown it. ridiculous! you’ve obviously had everything hand fed to you. go back your dominus and beg forgiveness.

      • Guest

        rofl lol

  • susan

    i just saw the last show im not happy about the friend of Spartacus being killed off. i will not watch the show after this

    • SD1945

      I am sad about his death as well but you will watch the rest !