US Pay Television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand will premiere on GO! at 9:30pm Wednesday August 18th.
The drama, featuring Australian Andy Whitfield plus Lucy Lawless and John Hannah, will comprise part of a week of Gladiator-themed entertainment including the movies 300, Troy and Alexander.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand is rated MAV for its Strong Violence and Sex Scenes. It has proven to be a hit for the Pay TV network Starz in the US, which is also producing a prequel, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.
GO! will kick off with a double episode.
Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands as treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.