AceShowbiz - Before the year folds, Starz unleashes two more promos of "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" which is the prequel to the network's successful series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand". Premiering on January 21, "Gods of the Arena" takes place several years before Spartacus came to the ludus, Oenomaus became Doctore and Crixus was the Champion of Capua.
One of the promos is testosterone-filled, showing the merciless battles, the rage-driven gladiators and the blood which is shed. The other one presents another side of the house of Batiatus. Women, from the slave to the social climber to the house's lady, all add complication to the men as well as to the politic.
Originally created to fill up the gap while "Blood and Sand" star %cAndy Whitfield% sought treatment for his illness, "Gods of the Arena" will only last several episodes. It was confirmed that the finale would be aired on February 25, during which a sneak peek of "Camelot" is given. The new series would then formally launch on April 1.