Episodes: 33 (hour)
TV show dates: January 22, 2010 – April 12, 2013
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Andy Whitfield, Liam McIntyre, John Hannah, Manu Bennett, Jai Courtney, Peter Mensah, Nick E. Tarabay, Craig Parker, Viva Bianca, Katrina Law, Dustin Clare, Jaime Murray, Marisa Ramirez, Dan Feuerriegel, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Brett Tucker, and Lucy Lawless.
TV show description:
This dramatic TV series is inspired by the historical figure known as Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic from 73 to 71 BC.
Spartacus (Andy Whitfield, then Liam McIntyre) is a soldier in the Roman Auxiliary who has been taken prisoner. As punishment for defying a Roman Legate, Spartacus has been sentenced to die in the gladiator arena. But, after surviving numerous fights, his sentence is commuted and he is been sold as a slave to be trained as a gladiator.