AUSXIP Spartacus News


        7 January 2010

Starz gives Chicago a sneak screening of 'Spartacus'

The gladiators of Starz' exciting new series, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," won't step into the Coliseum until Jan. 22, but Chicago fans can get a sneak peek of the show on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Starz will screen the series premiere at Century Centre Cinema in the Century Shopping Centre, 2828 N. Clark St. A reception begins at 7:15 p.m., followed by the screening from 8-9 p.m.

Make sure you get there early because space will be limited. And you must be at least 21 years old to attend. It can get naughty.

"Spartacus," from producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi and writer/producer Steven S. DeKnight, is a heady mixture of "300," "Rome" and "Gladiator." There is plenty of gore, sex and intrigue provided by the strong cast consisting of newcomer Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless ("Xena"), John Hannah ("Four Weddings and a Funeral"), Craig Parker ("Legend of the Seeker"), Peter Mensah ("300"), Erin Cummings and Manu Bennett.

Watch the trailer for the series below, and click the "Spartacus" link for my past coverage, including an interview with Lucy Lawless and Andy Whitfield's photo gallery.