Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the first season of American television series Spartacus, which premiered on Starz on 22 January 2010.
In front of the Capuan elite assembled on the balcony of the ludus, Crixus and Spartacus fight to the death, a bout arranged by Batiatus for their sport.
However, two days earlier, Spartacus endeavors to enlist the help of the rest of the gladiators to lead a revolt to destroy the house of Batiatus once and for all. Spartacus gains support from Mira, who is tasked with opening the gate, but Crixus resists in hopes of reuniting with Naevia.
Meanwhile, Doctore (whose real name is revealed to be Oenomaus) confronts Batiatus about Barca’s death and Ashur’s hand in it. Later, during the duel, after learning he was given poison to ensure Spartacus’ victory, Crixus finally joins the revolt.
In the melee, Doctore initially stops Spartacus from killing Batiatus, but Crixus persuades him to join them just as Ilithyia escapes by having her husband’s soldiers seal the villa doors. Doctore tries to kill Ashur but he escapes, and Crixus stabs Lucretia, killing their unborn child.
Aurelia knifes Numerius in revenge for Varro, and Spartacus confronts and kills Batiatus. After the massacre, he vows to rid Rome of slavery, and all the slaves escape the ludus.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Jesse Warn.
- Writer(s): Steven S. DeKnight.
- Release Date: 23 April 2010.
- Running Time: 53-60 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: 18.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.