Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Promo Videos

Posted December 30th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I’ve written a few times about just how great Spartacus: Blood and Sand turned out in its first season. After a slow start it quickly became one of my favorite shows, very graphic and unpredictable, and with the balls to have mortality play a big part of the developments even with popular or seemingly important characters. It made for a entertaining ride that culminated in a completely satisfying conclusion.

Unfortunately star Andy Whitfield got the news that he needed treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (which has since recurred and he is leaving the show with the character of Spartacus being recast) and that put plans for season two on delay. In its place would be a six episode prequel called Gods of the Arena that would focus on the rise of the House of Batiatus. A series of promos have been released by Starz, and I’ve thrown in the trailer as well, with the premiere coming on January 21st.