'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' Cast Photos Released

December 09, 2010 07:07:33 GMT

Plus, an introductory clip from producer Steven S. DeKnight who says that the idea of the prequel came from a conversation between him and John Hannah.

'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' Cast Photos Released
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While there's zero update on "Spartacus: Blood and Sand", Starz unleashed the photos of "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" cast in their individual characters. The pics show some "Blood and Sand" characters way before Quintus Batiatus took over the Ludus and reveal the new characters such as Capua's sexy social climber Gaia.

John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett, Nick Tarabay and Antonio Te Maioha return as Quintus, Lucretia, Doctore, Crixus, Ashur and Barca respectively. They are joined by new faces like Jamie Murray as Gaia, Marisa Ramirez as Melitta and Jeffrey Thomas as Titus.

But the central character would be Dustin Clare's Gannicus aka the original Championship of the House of Batiatus. He lives in a more ruthless time before Spartacus' arrival where honor was just finding it's way into the arena. As the prequel begins, Quintus Batiatus is the acting Lanista while his father Titus is on an extended visit to Sicilia. Batiatus must not only survive the harsh politics of Capua, but also compel his hedonistic fighter, Gannicus, to embrace being a champion gladiator who will bring esteem and respect to the House of Batiatus.

"Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" will begin January 21 on Starz. Producer Steven S. DeKnight said in this clip below that even if people have not seen "Blood and Sand", they would be able to follow the prequel.


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posted by dagmawi amare on Mar 25, 2012
Do you like sex ?
posted by sho\' nuff on Dec 27, 2011
I concur about Gannicus (Dustin Claire) should have played the part of Spartacus. He also should have been the love interest of Mellita (Marisa Ramirez). They had excellent chemistry together. Instead they had her married to that Doctore guy. She looked better with Gannicus. They should have kept them together as lovers.
posted by ameplee2 on Dec 27, 2011
I love all this Testosterone on Spartacus. Never seen so many fiiine men of different shades, race, creed and color in one place in all of my life.
posted by Sho\'nuff on Dec 27, 2011
Sparta79,I think Naevia took the original personal slave's place who was Melitta (played by Marisa Ramirez). She was killed off the show and Naevia was Chosen to take her place. She used to go everywhere with Lucretia.
posted by Nox Spectaculum on Mar 30, 2011
Spectactlar television from the ancient world - the best stuff on TV in twenty years.
posted by nav on Mar 03, 2011
all of shut it and watch the movie
posted by sperminator on Mar 01, 2011
Please bring back Ilythia shes naughty and super hot
posted by AA6ACBOB on Feb 26, 2011
Episode 6 was great..ALL holes filled and sealed. Tullius IN the foundation wall. Vettius runs like scared dog. SORRY Diona got caught. Gannicus wins Freedom. HOPE Gannicus will find his way to season 2. GREAT PREQUEL. TNX
posted by AA6ACBOB on Feb 21, 2011
Episode 6 must really be a barn burner..Tullius needs to get his reward..Gannicus must have a problem..Waiting on season 2. Gods of the Arena was no less than awesome. TNX ALL..
posted by jmx on Feb 19, 2011
..........uffff 300 got nothin on this great series........itz a shame it only got 6 episodes......please bring my sexy mariza ramirez back.............she is so hot....i love her......and gunnicus danm great work....bring him back tooo....thisz gunnicus looks better and fearless than the one in blood and sand......thumbz up....
posted by AA6ACBOB on Feb 15, 2011
TNX for Gods of the arena.. I hope Lucretia will hand Telius his head on a stake.. waiting on episode 5 and 6 and season 2 Blood and Sand GET WELL Andy...TNX again
posted by gaia fan on Feb 15, 2011
that fuking blonde stupid guy must be killed by lucretia after what he did to gaia
posted by spatan on Feb 08, 2011
Ya, where's the season 2?
posted by big cat on Feb 07, 2011
You have once again outdone yourself I miss Andy but this prequel is wonderful keep up the great work. It's even gotten me to workout again:-)
posted by chabby on Feb 07, 2011
Bring back my Ilythia!
posted by Calixta on Feb 06, 2011
Gannicus is absolutely AWESOME & HOT. Please bring him back into the upcoming new Spartacus, Blood and Sand.
posted by leann on Feb 06, 2011
This actually isn't season two of Spartacas. It is a prequel to Blood and Sand. Crixus has just come to the ludus, Gannicas is becoming champion, and Animaius(SP) has just become Doctore... Spartacas is not in this season and no one is trying to take the actor's place because the character isn't there. This is a great way to see why the characters are the way they are in Blood and Sand... I think that this new series, I guess you could call it, is a fascinating idea and a great way to keep fans enjoying the plot and characters while the actor who portrays Spartacas fights cancer.
posted by wulf on Feb 02, 2011
Saw the show for the first time,last nite. Action ,whoa! 300 has nothing on this.Never thought I would ever see those ladies nude and in scenes like that. Killer show, must see all previousshows.
posted by kittykat on Jan 30, 2011
posted by gannicu on Jan 29, 2011
posted by feclipse on Jan 22, 2011
love gannicus
posted by Stephy on Jan 07, 2011
The orginial Spartucus is Andy Whitfield who has cancer that is why he is not returning. They are not doing s diservice that guy is sick. Just pray that he makes a full recovery.
posted by jwp22 on Jan 06, 2011
the origional spartacus is not in season 2. this is not what i expectesd at all. I believe they are doing a diservice to the fans of the show
posted by lucy on Jan 06, 2011
spartacus is hot!!!!!
posted by Bella on Jan 06, 2011
i want spartacus real character not other actor pretending to be spartacus because it wont be the same and wont watch it!
posted by MOOLI on Dec 30, 2010
posted by dvindia on Dec 18, 2010
posted by sparta79 on Dec 14, 2010
Don't understand if Naivea was Lucretia's personal slave her entire life, why isn't she there?
posted by dfggd on Dec 12, 2010
what happen with th2 2seasson

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