Spartacus Season 1 Episode 1
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In the series premiere, in 73 B.C., a nameless Thracian warrior and his fellow fighters align themselves with legate Gaius Claudius Glaber and Rome to protect their homeland. But disenchantment with the Romans soon sets in when their allies’ strategies leave their homeland unprotected from Getae marauders. The warrior leads a rebellion of the auxiliary troops against the Roman officers, then deserts to return to his village and his wife. He arrives as the Getae attack and reunites with his wife, who tells him that she had a vision of him “falling before a red serpent.” He and his wife manage to escape, only to be captured by Glaber the next day. The warrior’s wife, Sura, is forced into slavery and he and the other deserters are shipped to the arena in Capua, to be put to death publicly by gladiators, whereupon he proves his worth by defeating all four opponents, and is given a new name, Spartacus.
Spartacus, a free man of Thrace, agrees to join the Romans to battle his tribe’s enemies. A betrayal sends his life spinning out of control.
Creators: Steven S. DeKnight
Director: Rick Jacobson
Star Cast: Andy Whitfield, Liam McIntyre, John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Nick E. Tarabay, Craig Parker, Viva Bianca, Katrina Law, Erin Cummings, Jai Courtney, Dustin Clare, Jaime Murray, Marisa Ramirez, Dan Feuerriegel, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Brett Tucker, Pana Hema Taylor, Jenna Lind, Simon Merrells, Christian Antidormi, Todd Lasance, Anna Hutchison
Producer (s): Chloe Smith, Charles Knight, Aaron Lam
Cinematographer: Aaron Morton
Production House: DeKnight Productions, Starz Originals
Original network / Official Sites: Starz Media
Release Year: 22 January 2010 (USA)
Runtime: 55 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Language: English, German