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Spartacus (TV Series)

The Starz Network’s Starticus series, created by Steven S. DeKnight, began with Spartacus: Blood and Sand, aired in 2010. This new imagining of the Spartacus story was filled with stylized violence and sex. Unfortunately, its star, Andy Whitfield, was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma near the end of the first season.

A flashback episode had been planned for the show’s second season. DeKnight expanded this material into the six-episode prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which aired in 2011. (Although a flashback, it was framed by events occurring at the end of Blood and Sand, preventing it from being a true prequel.) Whitfield gave his blessing for the show to continue without him, and he was recast with Liam McIntyre — one of the very few times a television lead has ever been recast. Whifield died on 1 September 2011.

A new season, subtitled Vengeance, aired in 2012. The show’s third and final full season (not counting Gods of the Arena) aired in 2013.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand #1

“The Red Serpent”

  • directed by Rick Jacobson; written by Steven S. DeKnight

first episode; aired 22 Jan 2010

Spartacus: Blood and Sand #2

“Sacramentum Gladiatorum”

  • directed by Rick Jacobson; written by Steven S. DeKnight

aired 29 Jan 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #3

“Legends”

  • directed by Grady Hall; written by Brent Fletcher

aired 5 Feb 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #4

“The Thing in the Pit”

  • directed by Jesse Warn; written by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing

aired 12 Feb 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #5

“Shadow Games”

  • directed by Michael Hurst; written by Miranda Kwok

aired 19 Feb 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #6

“Delicate Things”

  • directed by Rick Jacobson; written by Tracy Bellomo and Andrew Chambliss

aired 26 Feb 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #7

“Great and Unfortunate Things”

  • directed by Jesse Warn; written by Brent Fletcher and Steven S. DeKnight

aired 5 Mar 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #8

“Mark of the Brotherhood”

  • directed by Rowan Woods; written by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing

aired 12 Mar 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #9

“Whore”

  • directed by Michael Hurst; written by Daniel Knauf

aired 19 Mar 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #10

“Party Favors”

  • directed by Chris Martin-Jones; written by Brent Fletcher and Miranda Kwok

aired 26 Mar 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #11

“Old Wounds”

  • directed by Glenn Standring; script by Daniel Knauf; story by Dan Filie and Patricia Wells

aired 2 Apr 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #12

“Revelations”

  • directed by Michael Hurst; written by Brent Fletcher

aired 9 Apr 2010
Spartacus: Blood and Sand #13

“Kill Them All”

  • directed by Jesse Warn; written by Steven S. DeKnight

final episode; aired 16 Apr 2010

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena #1

“Past Transgressions”

  • directed by Jesse Warn; written by Steven S. DeKnight

first episode; aired 21 Jan 2011

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena #2

“Missio”

  • directed by Rick Jacobson; written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon

aired 28 Jan 2011
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena #3

“Paterfamilias”

  • directed by Michael Hurst; written by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing

aired 4 Feb 2011
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena #4

“Beneath the Mask”

  • directed by Brendan Maher; written by Seamus Kevin Fahey and Misha Green

aired 11 Feb 2011
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena #5

“Reckoning”

  • directed by John Fawcett; written by Brent Fletcher

aired 18 Feb 2011
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena #6

“The Bitter End”

  • directed by Rick Jacobson; written by Steven S. DeKnight

final episode; aired 25 Feb 2011

Spartacus: Vengeance #1

“Fugitivus”

  • directed by Michael Hurst; written by Steven S. DeKnight

first episode; aired 27 Jan 2012

Spartacus: Vengeance #2

“A Place in This World”

  • directed by Jesse Warn; written by Brent Fletcher

aired 3 Feb 2012
Spartacus: Vengeance #3

“The Greater Good”

  • directed by Brendan Maher; written by Tracy Bellomo

aired 10 Feb 2012
Spartacus: Vengeance #4

“Empty Hands”

  • directed by Mark Beesley; written by Allison Miller

aired 17 Feb 2012
Spartacus: Vengeance #5

“Libertus”

  • directed by Rick Jacobson; written by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing

aired 24 Feb 2012
Spartacus: Vengeance #6

“Chosen Path”

  • directed by Michael Hurst; written by Misha Green

aired 2 Mar 2012
Spartacus: Vengeance #7

“Sacramentum”

  • directed by Jesse Warn; written by Seamus Kevin Fahey

aired 9 Mar 2012
Spartacus: Vengeance #8

“Balance”

  • directed by Chris Martin-Jones; written by Jed Whedon

aired 16 Mar 2012
Spartacus: Vengeance #9

“Monsters”

  • directed by TJ Scott; written by Brent Fletcher

aired 23 Mar 2012
Spartacus: Vengeance #10

“Wrath of the Gods”

  • directed by Jesse Warn; written by Steven S. DeKnight

final episode; aired 30 Mar 2012

Spartacus: War of the Damned #1

“Enemies of Rome”

  • directed by Mark Beesley; written by Steven S. DeKnight

first episode; aired 25 Jan 2013

Spartacus: War of the Damned #2

“Wolves at the Gate”

  • directed by Jesse Warn; written by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing

aired 1 Feb 2013
Spartacus: War of the Damned #3

“Men of Honor”

  • directed by John Fawcett; written by Brent Fletcher

aired 8 Feb 2013
Spartacus: War of the Damned #4

“Decimation”

  • directed by Michael Hurst; written by Seamus Kevin Fahey

aired 22 Feb 2013
Spartacus: War of the Damned #5

“Blood Brothers”

  • directed by TJ Scott; written by Allison Miller

aired 1 Mar 2013
Spartacus: War of the Damned #6

“Spoils of War”

  • directed by Mark Beesley; written by Jed Whedon

aired 8 Mar 2013
Spartacus: War of the Damned #7

“Mors Indecepta”

  • directed by Jesse Warn; written by David Kob and Mark Leitner

aired 15 Mar 2013
Spartacus: War of the Damned #8

“Separate Paths”

  • directed by TJ Scott; written by Brent Fletcher

aired 22 Mar 2013
Spartacus: War of the Damned #9

“The Dead and the Dying”

  • directed by Michael Hurst; written by Jeffrey Bell

aired 5 Apr 2013
Spartacus: War of the Damned #10

“Victory”

  • directed by Rick Jacobson; written by Steven S. DeKnight

final episode; aired 12 Apr 2013


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