‘Spartacus’ Producer: Prequel Won’t Disappoint

PASADENA, Calif. – A producer for Starz’s “Spartacus” series says fans who enjoy the show’s graphic blood and guts won’t be disappointed when it returns. Producer Steven DeKnight said Friday that “there are some deaths that are so incredible you just have to rewind and watch again because you can’t believe what you just saw.” […]

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‘Spartacus’ Prequel Promises More Drama, Battles and Creative Cursing

‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand‘ quickly became Starz’s most popular original series, with its blend of sophisticated historical drama and intense violence and sex.  Sadly, just as the show was taking off, Andy Whitfield (who plays Spartacus) was diagnosed with cancer.  Fortunately, he has now recovered and was in fighting form at the San Diego Comic-Con […]

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Starz Channel Plans Prequel to ‘Spartacus’ Series

NEW YORK — A prequel to the Starz channel’s hit series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand‘ is in the works. Andy Whitfield played the gladiator hero in its breakout first season and will briefly appear in the prequel. But co-stars Lucy Lawless and John Hannah take center stage for the six-episode miniseries leading up to Spartacus’ arrival […]

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‘Spartacus’ Star Has Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

NEW YORK – Andy Whitfield, who plays the title role in the Starz Original series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand,’ has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The British-born actor will begin treatment immediately. The network says the cancer was discovered during a routine checkup as Whitfield prepared to begin shooting the second season of the action-adventure […]

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Lucy Lawless’ ‘Spartacus’: Blood, Sex and a Rockin’ Yarn

Lucy Lawless has been at the center of a whirlwind of promotional activity trying to make everyone aware that her provocative new series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” premieres Friday on Starz. The former “Xena: Warrior Princess” star was in Pasadena at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Saturday, where she chatted a bit with […]

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Starz Thrills And Shocks With ‘Spartacus’

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK — ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand‘ isn’t exactly put-your-feet-up-and-relax television. Premiering on cable’s Starz network at 10 p.m. EST Friday, this new action-adventure series grabs you with its raciness, derring-do and visual pizazz. It’s based on the real-life Thracian slave-turned-rabblerouser from the first century B.C. (and, a couple […]

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Day 2 At TCA: Heavy On Star Power

Day two at the Television Critics Association summer press tour was all about the star power as big names such as Matt Damon, Paul Walker and Lucy Lawless took to the stage to promote the various TV projects they have coming up. Check out some of the hottest new shows heading your way after the […]

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