Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sex(uality), Violence, and Spartacus: The Series!

The first episode of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, a new series tells the story of the legendary rebel Roman slave and displays an indepth of graphic sex and violence scenes unlike anything ever seen on television.

As was even claimed by The executive producer - Rob Tapert; the series stares both Gay and Lesbians characters.

The drama stars Australian actor, Andy Whitfield (McLeod's Daughters) as Spartacus, Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess") (Rob Tapert's wife) as Lucretia, John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus and Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk) as Doctore, this unique mix of live action, graphic novel effects and brutal battle sequences is set to make "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" an epic television event.

The series is a retelling of the story of the legendary rebel Roman gladiator-slave who lived in Rome from 109 BC to 71 BC and led a slave rebellion that eventually included 140,000 escaped slaves. The first season leads up to Spartacus’s escape from the slave prison.

Below is a detailed summary of the storyline:

Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator.

The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."
Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus.
To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator.

He must become a legend.

Directed by Grady Hall and Rick Jacobson, Spartacus: Blood and Sand comes to life with the unique vision and outlook they bring to the series.


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