Friday, February 25, 2011

"Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" on Starz -- Finale Tonight!

If you've been thrilling to the exciting and often erotic exploits on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the Starz Original Production, then you know the six-episode run of this sequel to the first series is finishing up tonight. By Jupiter's...uh, we try not to use that kind of language on The Nose, but gosh -- we're going to miss this series!

We don't want to give away anything, so if you haven't yet caught Spartacus fever, maybe hold off, watch the preceding five episodes, and then do tonight's finale. It's definitely possible to watch the episodes of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena without knowing about the original Spartacus: Blood and Sand, whose twelve episodes are by now legend among fans of the series. (Of course, you've got to watch those, too, as soon as possible!).

Here's a little intro to tonight's festivities by series/producer Stephen S. DeKnight:

And here's the official trailer to "The Bitter End" --

I haven't yet had a chance to give this newest gladiator saga its proper due here, but I will say that I believe it lies on that gloriously bloody and bawdy continuum of TV sagas about The Roman Empire which begins with I, Claudius, claws its way through HBO's Rome, and now culimates in the deliriously entertaining Spartacus. More on this soon!

All Hail the Finale of Spartacus! Tonight beginning at 10pm, on Starz!
Update, Feb. 28: Whew! Quite a show! Spartacus fans will be very interested in this Steven S. DeKnight interview by James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly, focusing on the finale and the future of the series.


Anonymous said...

Why the hell did this series end in February and we have to wait until 2012?!?!?!
Listen, there was no reason to rush Gods of the Arena and other minor stories could have been lengthened at least until the summer!!!

Lisa said...

I couldn't agree with you more on this! This six episodes could definitely have gone on longer; was it because they were thinking Andy Whitfield may have been able to come back and they didn't want to commit to so many eps without him...? This was a tremendous mini-season but it's a shame there won't be more until 2012. With or without Whitfield, they've shown they can put together an excellent show. That long wait might doom the show, but I think it's compelling enough to survive but we need more! Maybe another in-between series...more Batiatus and Lucretia, please!
Thanks so much for your comment!