AUSXIP Spartacus News


        26 July 2010

Aussie Fans Rejoice! Sparty Coming to Channel 9 in August!

Channel 9 has announced that they will be showing Spartacus on their digital channel GO! in August! Some time ago there were rumours that channel 7 had bought the show and were going to show it on their 7Two digital channel. They didn't and channel 9 did! Wahoo!

Here's the press release!

Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the bold new series about the life and death struggle of the Roman gladiators, premieres in August on GO! with a movie-length episode.

With a superb cast of victims and villains, Spartacus: Blood and Sand stars Australian Andy Whitfield (McLeod's Daughters) as Spartacus alongside John Hannah (The Mummy Trilogy, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) who play cunning Batiatus, Spartacus's owner, and his insatiable wife Lucretia.

Producers/film makers Sam Raimi (Spiderman), Josh Donen (The Quick and the Dead) and Robert Tapert (The Grudge) have combined a potent mixture of live action, graphic special effects and brutal battle sequences in a violent and provocative depiction of the rise of Rome's most infamous gladiator.

Betrayed by the Roman army he fought for and torn from the home and the woman he loves, Spartacus is forced into the barbaric world of the gladiator arena. Corruption, treachery and carnal pleasures test him, and survival requires that he be more than a man, more than a gladiator - that he becomes Spartacus the legend.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand Movie-length premiere Coming to GO! in August

Source: GO press release