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        19 February 2010

Rob Tapert Interview Film Review Online 18 Feb 2010



ImageSpartacus: Blood and Sand – Creator Rob Tapert on Andy and his lovely body

More than a month before Spartacus: Blood and Sand premiered on the Starz Network, it was renewed for a second season. I guess the executives knew how positively the public would respond to violence, gore, nudity and sex… and they were right.

The series features newcomer Andy Whitfield as the title character, a Thracian fighting to return to his wife after being sold into slavery at a gladiatorial school, run by the deceptive Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) and her power-hungry husband Batiatus (John Hannah).

Rob Talpert, who along with Sam Raimi produced the cult hit Xena: Warrior Princess (which also starred his wife, Lucy Lawless) spoke with us about his new venture into ancient Rome.

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