AUSXIP Spartacus News


        21 April 2010

Edited Version of Spartacus Season 1

spartyThe following is interesting. Barbara Davies sent the following in which appears to be an edited version of Season 1. I'm not sure how they will achieve this; can you imagine what will happen to "Whore"? Opening credits, a very tight close up of Spartacus, closing credits <g>

The site doesn't mention in which market this will be seen although Andy Whitfield did mention that Australia was getting an edited version. Channel 7 (7Two) will be airring Spartacus on Aussie TV. I'm going to speculate that they are going for the "Underbelly" viewers to snatch away from Channel 9.

(Drama, 25x1 hr.) New for MIP-TV 2010 is an edited version of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” which retains the action, stunning visuals and rich storytelling but with some of the more graphic elements removed, all under the supervision of executive producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, who also is head writer on the series. Source