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28 June 2010

Prequel Title Confirmed - Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena

ImageThe title for the Spartacus Prequel has been confirmed on the Official Spartacus Facebook Page as Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

The following comment was posted on it by the owner/moderator in a thread about the title of the Prequel:

Spartacus: That is correct. The prequel is titled Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

(Reported by Barbara Davies)



26 June 2010

Casting News for Spartacus Prequel

So far we've had two different titles for the Spartacus prequel: House of Batiatus and Gods of the Arena. Here's more casting news with Gods of the Arena:

Category: Movie of the week/Miniseries/Cable Feature/Special
Casting Director: PAUL WEBER

Role Selection
To download a role, click on the name of the desired role. If you do not see the sides you need, call the Showfax office at (310) 385-6920

Roles # Gaia // # Gatticus // # Melitta

More info here

(reported by Barbara Davies)

For the latest news on the Spartacus prequel visit AUSXIP House of Batiatus - Spartacus Prequel subsite

For the latest news and multimedia on Spartacus Season 1 and the upcoming Season 2, visit AUSXIP Spartacus New & Multimedia



23 June 2010

Spartacus Casting Gladiators, Roman, Thracian Soldiers & Dignitaries

ImageSpartacus - Gladiators, Roman/Thracian soldiers, and Roman dignitaries.
Casting no. 171277 - Auckland, NZ
Casting now - contact us today as we need you now!

Filming starts in August 2010 and will continue in to 2011. Studio location is in Auckland and you must have reliable transport and good availability throughout the year.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Payment details: From $200 up to $1000
Applications to this casting call require: A profile photo

Spartacus - Gladiators/soldiers
We are wanting Gladiators/soldiers: bodybuilders, athletes, rugby players and martial artists with a preference for no tattoos, of European (especially Italian and Spanish), Latin American and African decent.

Males, aged 18 to 70 from New Zealand Min Chest: 99 cm / 39 in
Min Height: 175 cm / 5ft 9in Apply here

Roman Dignitaries
We are especially looking for both men and woman of Italian, Spanish, Latin American and European decent with unique looks and character face. Any gender, aged 18 to 70 from New Zealand Apply here
(Reported by Barbara Davies)



19 June 2010

Spartacus Prequel Name Speculation and Season 2 News

ImageNot sure if this is correct or not but the blog thislalife.com (thanks Barbara Davies for the link)has speculated that the prequel will be called Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and also has the news about the new character called Gannicus (see yesterday's Spartacus Casting Call Gannicus will be in the prequel and for season 2).

The blog states that Gannicus will be the focal point of the series although the official press release regarding the prequel said:

Lucy Lawless and John Hannah take center stage in this story of the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions before Spartacus arrives as a captured Thracian slave. Read full press release

For more news about the prequel visit AUSXIP House of Batiatus - the Spartacus prequel subsite

For more news on Season 2 visit the AUSXIP Spartacus Season 2 News page



18 June 2010

Spartacus House of Batiatus Casting Call

The prequel name hasn't been announced yet but it seems unofficially it's been named. The following is a casting call for a new character for the prequel and season 2 (if the filming schedule is correct). (Reported by Barbara Davies)

Production: SPARTACUS:HOUSE OF BATIATUS (Television)
Location: Auckland
Employer: Zimmermann Casting
Duration: 10 Months, starts Pre-production July 12
(Equity artist contracts)


Filming 6 episodes in New Zealand from 2 August - 10 November; 10 episodes from 18 November - 21 December; and 11 January - 27 May.

Apply to: Jeremy

1 breakdown:
1. Male / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. Requires Nudity.

Male actor needed for role of 'Gannicus'. Preferably blond hair. Height of 6'2' or taller. Age range 28 - 32. Charming, womanising, physical. A very strong and tough gladiator.

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11 June 2010

Lucy & Peter Press Interview Audio Highlights

ImageThe following are highlights from the interview Lucy and Peter did for the press during the 2010 Monte Carlo Television Festival. The audio file can be found here (bottom of the page).

The transcript and audio contains MINOR spoilers for the prequel and Season 2.

Lucy Lawless and Peter Mensah Interview Highlight 10 June 2010 by MaryD

- Lucy says Lucretia in Season 2 engages in behaviour so bad that Lucy didn't think was possible. (Season 2)

- Lucy and Peter were asked for set stories
Peter: "have you seen John Hannah naked?"
Lucy: Told the story about John's sense of humour and keeping everyone laughing.

- Peter was asked about his stunt work. Peter said he does his own stunts but there is a brilliant stunt crew that keep them are all safe.



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