Starz picks up ‘Spartacus’ for a second season

Yes, yes you are right the first season hasn’t even aired yet but it seems  Starz are  pretty confident they’ve got a winner on their hands with Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

We showed the trailer here some time ago and I was pretty impressed by what I saw even at that early stage.

Season one will kick off on 22nd Jan with filming starting on season two, entitled Spartacus: Vengeance,  in the first quarter of 2010.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m on about check out the brief synopsis and trailer 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.”

I do like a good sword and sandal show (plus Xena herself!) so here’s hoping I agree with Staz when I finally get to the first episode.

GS Reporter: Nuge

Source: Starz.com

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