Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the first season of American television series Spartacus, which premiered on Starz on 22 January 2010.
Spartacus and Crixus are set up to fight in an exhibition match for Numerius’ coming of age party, and Crixus sees a chance to resume his position.
Batiatus, realising Spartacus’ importance to his ambitions, invites him to play a board game called Latrunculi, but Lucretia jealously disapproves of the two men sharing wine.
Meanwhile, Naevia has troubles with the guard she stole the key from, and risks all to share time with Crixus. At the party a now revived Ilithyia, still haunted by memories of the murder, seduces Numerius and has him switch Spartacus’s opponent to Varro.
Despite it being an exhibition match, Numerius further surprises by not granting mercy to Varro, forcing Spartacus to reluctantly kill his only friend. Later that night, after Batiatus’ interest in politics is dismissed by Calavius, he vows blood revenge for his fighter’s death. Distraught with grief, Spartacus returns to his cell and vents his rage until Mira comes in to comfort him.
You can find out about the life of Spartacus and an overview of the Spartacus ‘franchise’ here.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Chris Martin-Jones.
- Writer(s): Brent Fletcher and Miranda Kwok.
- Release Date: 02 April 2010.
- Running Time: 53-60 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.