Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

Prequel to "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" details the story of Gannicus, the first gladiator champion of the House of Batiatus, in the years before the arrival of Spartacus.

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"Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" is the prequel to the widely popular Starz Original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." Executive produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, the 6 exhilarating episodes explore the House of Batiatus as it rises -- 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.

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  • Premiered: January 21, 2011
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: Prequel to "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" details the story of Gannicus, the first gladiator champion of the House of Batiatus, in the years before the arrival of Spartacus. (more)

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