A soldier is demoted to a slave and then turns into a gladiator. That is the story of Spartacus, who is initially deployed to fight in the Roman army under Claudius Glaber. When he revolts, he is quickly condemned to a life of slavery. But as a gladiator, Spartacus proves that he can’t be crushed so easily. Action, sex, betrayal, and raw emotion – Spartacus is an instant adrenaline shot for the viewer.
When Spartacus survives his four executioners, he is sold to a rich Roman who trains gladiators for the arena. This is a turning point for Spartacus, who is no ordinary slave. He has amazing perseverance and an iron will. Add to that a strong, athletic build, and Spartacus has everything he needs to develop into a true folk hero.
But the series Spartacus doesn’t only focus on the life of its protagonist. Besides the heroic exploits in the arena, we are also given a taste of the life of his Roman owner, Batiatus (John Hannah) and his wife Lucretia (Lucy Lawless). And with it, of course, a unique look at the notorious Roman decadence. From severed heads to explicit sex, this series is not for the fainthearted!
This legendary series begins with Spartacus: Blood and Sand. In this first season, you are confronted head-on with the facts. The Romans snatch Spartacus away from his home and wife. In Rome he comes up against a wall of corruption, manipulation and violence. Extreme times call for extreme measures: Spartacus can only survive if he becomes nothing less than a legend…
In Spartacus: Vengeance, fear is all-pervasive. Gaius Claudius Glaber and his troops make their way to Capua to crush the freed slaves led by Spartacus. Spartacus faces a difficult dilemma: take revenge on the man who made his wife a slave, or prevent the disintegration of his army …
In the third and final season, Spartacus: War of the Damned, Spartacus has turned into a true folk hero. With his army of thousands of rebels, Spartacus has one ultimate goal: to defeat the whole Roman Republic. Together, the rebels engage in one bloody battle after another as they prepare for the inevitable: a war against Rome.