ET THE GAMES BEGIN. THE STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA DEBUTS ON THE MOVIE NETWORK AND MOVIE CENTRAL THIS MONTH
â€¢The highly anticipated six-part prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand premieres Sunday, January 23 at 10 p.m. ET/MT
â€¢Free online sampling opportunity begins Saturday, January 22 at www.themovienetwork.ca and www.moviecentral.ca
TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) are once again entering the brutal, visceral world of Ancient Roman gladiators with Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, a six-part prequel to the Starz action-adventure original drama series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The uniquely graphic series will premiere Sunday, January 23 at 10 p.m. ET on The Movie Network and 10 p.m. MT on Movie Central.
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena centres around Gannicus (new cast member Dustin Clare), the charismatic gladiator aspiring to become Champion of Capua and of the House of Batiatus. With political ambitions and poised to overthrow his father and take control of the House, a young Batiatus (John Hannah) will freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. With his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) by his side, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses.