New Spartacus Is Bloody Fantastic!

on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Spartacus: Blood And Sand" started on Bravo last tuesday night at 10pm and will be running for 13 weeks on the same channel at the same time.
I'm now on episode two. The pilot was awesome. Basically it's "300" mixed with "Rome: The TV Series". So really if you were a fan off them two, then you will enjoy this. It's really everything a guy needs in a show; blood, violence, female nudity and full-on sex. Woooohoooo! This is my kinda show. The show was big in America. It's now finished and the cast are now waiting to film series two, which was commissioned last December. The actor who plays Spartacus, Andy Whitfield, is quickly recovering from non-hodgkin lymphoma cancer.
So, to keep us going, the studio have commissioned a prequel series which will begin filming in August and will air on American TV in January 2011. But the official second series with Whitfield as Spartacus will go into production in November of this year and will air later next year.
This first series has had mixed reviews from the start, but built up to a very postive reviews near the end, hence the second series. So far in the first two episodes we've seen Spartacus fight with the Romans and then fight against them. The head Roman that he fought against, Gaius Claudius Glaber, comes and takes his hot babe of a wife, Sura, played by Erin Cummings, away from him. So Glaber lets his men rape Spartacus's wife and he sells her to some guy who uses her as a slave. Glaber takes Spartacus to a Roman coliseum where he was meant to fight to the death. He manages to fight through all four gladiators and Lentulus Batiatus, played by the great John Hannah, see's something good in him. So he buys him and add's him to his gladiators and trains him up. Basically thats the story so far. OH! And Lucy Lawless is in it also. She plays Batiatus's wife, Lucretia. She gets naked a lot. Nice! Xena naked.