Thursday, May 20, 2010

SPARTUCUS- Kill Them All

While watching ‘prison break’ someone asked me if I would do the same thing for my brother, I wasn’t very sure at that time. But while watching ‘SPARTUCUS’ my mind was continuously answering that unasked question.

It feels as if you are watching something which includes many things from Gladiator,300,Prison Break and many more. Believe me they have only taken the best of them.
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” wasn’t even aired yet, but that didn’t stop the cable network Starz from 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, 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.

SAD NEWS:Lead actor Andy Whitfield was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and since the series can't continue without Spartacus himself, production of Season 2 has been delayed indefinitely.


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