Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is a television miniseries broadcast by American cable TV Starz, as a prequel to Spartacus, which premiered January 21, 2011. The series follows the character Gannicus (Dustin Clare), the first gladiator representing Lentulus Batiatus to become Champion of Capua. Cast members and characters reprised from the original series include John Hannah as Batiatus, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Peter Mensah as Oenomaus, Nick E. Tarabay as Ashur, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Naevia, Antonio Te Maioha as Barca, and Manu Bennett as Crixus.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
GenreHistorical drama
Created bySteven S. DeKnight
Written bySteven S. DeKnight
Maurissa Tancharoen
Jed Whedon
Aaron Helbing
Todd Helbing
Seamus Kevin Fahey
Misha Green
Brent Fletcher
Directed byJesse Warn
Rick Jacobson
Michael Hurst
Brendan Maher
John Fawcett
StarringJohn Hannah
Manu Bennett
Peter Mensah
Nick E. Tarabay
Dustin Clare
Jaime Murray
Marisa Ramirez
Lucy Lawless
Jeffrey Thomas
Stephen Lovatt
Theme music composerJoseph Loduca
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6
Production
ProducersSteven S. DeKnight
Robert Tapert
Chloe Smith
Charles Knight
Aaron Lam
EditorAllanah Milne
Running time50 minutes
Release
Original networkStarz
Original releaseJanuary 21 (2011-01-21) 
February 25, 2011 (2011-02-25)
Chronology
Preceded bySpartacus: Blood and Sand
Followed bySpartacus: Vengeance

The miniseries aired in Canada on Movie Central and The Movie Network,[1] on Sky1 in the United Kingdom and on FX in Latin America.


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