Episode 1.01 : The Red Serpent

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

January 22, 2010




Action, Drama, Fantasy

Show Period

2010 - 2013

Production Company

Starz Media, Starz Productions

Cast and Crew


Rick Jacobson


Steven S. DeKnight

Main Cast

  • Liam McIntyre as Spartacus
  • Manu Bennett as Crixus
  • Dustin Clare as Gannicus
  • Dan Feuerriegel
  • Simon Merrells
  • Todd Lasance
  • Christian Antidormi
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson
  • Pana Hema-Taylor
  • Ellen Hollman
  • Gwendoline Taylor
  • Jenna Lind
  • Anna Hutchison
  • Ditch Davey
  • Barry Duffield


In the series premiere, a Thracian warrior and his fellow fighters align themselves with Rome to protect their homeland. But disenchantment with the Romans soon sets in when their allies' battle strategies leave their villages unprotected from barbarian invaders. The warrior leads a rebellion and deserts the Roman army to return to his village and his wife. Invaders attack and he and his wife escape, only to be captured by the Romans. The warrior's wife, Sura, is forced into slavery and he and the other deserters are taken to the arena in Capua to publicly be put to death by gladiators where he proves his worth and is given the name Spartacus.

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