Spartacus Blood and Sand is the first season of Spartacus War of the Damned TV series created by Steven S. DeKnight. DeKnight was co-producer on Angel and Dollhouse, and Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen were co-producers on Spartacus…Hollywood is a small world.
The series focuses on the historical figure of Spartacus (played by Andy Whitfield), a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BC led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The producers focused on structuring the events of Spartacus’ obscure early life leading to the records of history.
Spartacus watching order :
Spartacus Season 1 Blood and Sand
Spartacus Season 1.5 Gods of the Arena
Spartacus Season 2 Vengeance
Spartacus Season 3 War of the Damned
Spartacus Blood and Sand summary :
Spartacus, falsely accused of betraying the Roman commander he pledged his allegiance to, is imprisoned and sent to the Amphitheater of Capua to be executed. His wife, Sura, has been sold off to a Syrian in distant lands. However, Spartacus wins the fight in the arena and is bought by Batiatus to train in his Ludus. As time goes on and Spartacus trains and fights battles in the arena, he rises gradually in the ranks of Gladiator until he earns the title Champion of Capua….
Spartacus is part of the ‘Tapert-Raimi Connection‘. Robert G. Tapert and Sam Raimi were executive producers on Spartacus TV series, the show was shot in New Zealand, the music was composed by Joseph LoDuca, and so on.
Here are some of the Xena/Hercules ‘regulars’ who worked on Spartacus :
• Actors : Lucy Lawless, Michael Hurst, Joel Tobeck, Craig Parker, Craig Walsh-Wrightson
• Producers, Directors, Crew : Moira Grant, Chloe Smith, Mark Beesley, T.J. Scott, Chris Martin-Jones, Rick Jacobson, Allan Poppleton etc.
Spartacus S1 Blood ans Sand promo photos & stills gallery (92 pictures, 66Mb) starring Andy Whitfield, Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel, Peter Mensah, Lucy Lawless, Nick Tarabay, Viva Bianca, Liam McIntyre, Pana Hema Taylor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Heath Jones, Dustin Clare, Katrina Law, Ellen Hollman, Barry Duffield, John Hannah, Craig Parker, Lesley-Ann Brandt and many more :