Spartacus

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  • TV-MA
  • 2010
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.5  (227,494)

Spartacus is a very popular television show that first aired on the Starz television network on January 22, 2010. The series is based on the Thracian gladiator during the time of 73 to 71 B.C. This was during the time that a serious uprising of the slaves against the Roman Republic took place. The first season of the series was titled Blood and Sand. In the first season the viewers are introduced to Spartacus, a Greek man who lead the uprising of the slaves as their leaders. He was a great legend and the show follows him as he leads the slaves. Spartacus is played by Andy Whitfield, an Australian native. In this first season Spartacus becomes a legend after training and becoming a gladiator. The Blood and Sand season follows Spartacus after he is captured and sentenced to death. He becomes a crowd favorite after defeating the four gladiators that were called to execute him. His sentence is changed from death to slavery. During the season, he becomes the leader of the "Champion of Capua". He looses his wife, Sura, who he does not know was murdered by the very person who bought her to reunite her with Spartacus. Sura is played by Erin Cummings, an America native. Following this lost, Spartacus decides to focus on remaining a champion until he is put up against his best friend, Varro. Varro, is played by Jai Courtney, an Australian native. This an important point in the first season because in addition to loosing his wife, now Spartacus must take on the task of slaying his best friend. The slaying leads him to having nightmares which reveal to him the true nature of how his wife died. Now armed with this knowledge, Spartacus begins to plan his revenge to "kill them all" with the help of the other gladiators. The plan to take out the house of Batiatus completely is foiled when Spartacus is put up against Crixus, someone he had enlisted to help in his revenge. A bloody war begins when it is time to choose sides and the plan for revenge is put into action.

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SPARTACUS The Dead and the Dying
9. SPARTACUS The Dead and the Dying
April 5, 2013
Crassus learns that a fellow prominent Roman is attempting to steal the glory of defeating Spartacus he feels is rightfully his. Spartacus aims to secure a bargaining chip he can use against the Romans and celebrates the memory of a fallen brother.
Separate Paths
8. Separate Paths
March 22, 2013
Spartacus and the rebels arrive at a crossroads. With the relentless Crassus driving his men hard in the pursuit of Spartacus, the conflict between Tiberius and Caesar escalates.
Mors Indecepta
7. Mors Indecepta
March 15, 2013
Their forces pinned in on a snowbound, impassable ridge, Spartacus and Crixus come into conflict over the method of escape. Crassus discovers it increasingly difficult to control the actions of those closest to him.
SPARTACUS Spoils of War
6. SPARTACUS Spoils of War
March 8, 2013
As Crassus leads an onslaught against the rebel-occupied city, Gannicus finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. Tiberius is tasked by Crassus to hold a celebration in honor of a man he despises.
SPARTACUS Wolves at the Gate
2. SPARTACUS Wolves at the Gate
February 1, 2013
Spartacus leads a daring assault to provide food and shelter for his people. Crassus builds a fearsome army and receives an unexpected visitor.
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Spartacus is a very popular television show that first aired on the Starz television network on January 22, 2010. The series is based on the Thracian gladiator during the time of 73 to 71 B.C. This was during the time that a serious uprising of the slaves against the Roman Republic took place.

The first season of the series was titled Blood and Sand. In the first season the viewers are introduced to Spartacus, a Greek man who lead the uprising of the slaves as their leaders. He was a great legend and the show follows him as he leads the slaves. Spartacus is played by Andy Whitfield, an Australian native. In this first season Spartacus becomes a legend after training and becoming a gladiator.

The Blood and Sand season follows Spartacus after he is captured and sentenced to death. He becomes a crowd favorite after defeating the four gladiators that were called to execute him. His sentence is changed from death to slavery. During the season, he becomes the leader of the "Champion of Capua". He looses his wife, Sura, who he does not know was murdered by the very person who bought her to reunite her with Spartacus. Sura is played by Erin Cummings, an America native.

Following this lost, Spartacus decides to focus on remaining a champion until he is put up against his best friend, Varro. Varro, is played by Jai Courtney, an Australian native. This an important point in the first season because in addition to loosing his wife, now Spartacus must take on the task of slaying his best friend. The slaying leads him to having nightmares which reveal to him the true nature of how his wife died.

Now armed with this knowledge, Spartacus begins to plan his revenge to "kill them all" with the help of the other gladiators. The plan to take out the house of Batiatus completely is foiled when Spartacus is put up against Crixus, someone he had enlisted to help in his revenge. A bloody war begins when it is time to choose sides and the plan for revenge is put into action.

Spartacus is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (42 episodes). The series first aired on January 22, 2010.

Where to Watch Spartacus

Spartacus is available for streaming on the Starz website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Spartacus on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Starz, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 22, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (227,494)