Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND" GETTING A PREQUEL WHILE ANDY WHITFIELD RECOVERS FROM CANCER

While Andy Whitfield is undergoing a treatment for his cancer, and thus cannot shoot the already pre-ordered second season of the ultra popular and mega successful "Spartacus: Blood and Sand", Starz has found an interesting solution. While their main actor is recovering, they will shoot a prequel to the original series in six episodes which will start shooting this summer in New Zealand and will air in January 2011.
Lucy Lawless and John Hannah will take the center stage in the prequel which will tell the story of the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions before Spartacus arrives as a captured Thracian slave.
John Hannah will return as Batiatus, owner of the ludus, along with his wife Lucretia, played by Lucy Lawless. Other returning actors include Peter Mensah (Doctore), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Antonio Te Maioho (Barca), Nick Tarabay (Ashur), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Naevia) and some new characters will also be added, most notably the gladiator who was champion of the House of Batiatus before Spartacus or even Crixus, who will help fill in the story about the people and politics in the House of Batiatus and ancient Capua as a whole.

17 comments:

  1. Oh yea, I'm dying to see it! I loved, loved, LOVED the first season and can't wait for the second one.

    I hope Andy makes a full recovery!

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  2. this will be something like a mid-season or pre-season :)

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  3. This show is effing hard core. I saw nearly every episode but I'm sure I missed a few.

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  4. It is a pure hard core :))))

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  5. Lucy Lawless, is a sizzling kiwi chick. This will be well worth watching :)

    PS. you appear to be a man with many faces. Never a dull moment here!

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  6. I think all Kiwis are sizzling Wendy :)))
    What do you mean "many faces"?? I'm always the same :)

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  7. We get a few more episodes of Lucy Lawless then - since she died in the final episode this year!

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  8. What??? She died? I still have two or three episodes till the end of the season, I didn't know she dies?

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  9. Just to let you know, there will be no blog post from me today. Have been having a fist fight with Blogger. And Blogger won :(

    Catch you on my stale old blog another time!

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  10. A couple of days ago I saw that Spartacus is available at cucirca, so I'll add it to my list of TV shows. :-)
    http://www.cucirca.com/2010/05/04/watch-spartacus-blood-and-sand-online/#more-14065

    This message sounds like spam but it's not! :-D

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  11. @Wendy
    I heard some other people had problems with Blogger as well these days :((

    @Mike
    nonetheless, you will be charged as a spammer, the charge for spamming HOLLYWOOD SPY is $1oo :P

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  12. wow. that's a genius little solution.

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  13. OMG, where on earth am I gonna find $100? :-D

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  14. steal AIR NIKE from your evil twin and sell them :)

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  15. u dolicna vest, bas sam pre neki dan rekoa koglegi da je Dominus u stvari glavni lik u seriji i da je prava steta sto ga necemo videti vise... ali srecom hocemo :)

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  16. da, da, "koglega" :) bez Batijatusa dominusa ludusa :) citava bi serija bila manje zanimljiva. Mis'im, bez toga i bez konstantnog full frontal skidanja svih zivih likova u seriji :)))

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)