Spartacus: Gods of the Arenais a Starz television mini-series and prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, which premiered January 21, 2011. The series follows the character Gannicus (Dustin Clare), the first gladiator to become Champion of Capua representing Lentulus Batiatus. Cast members and characters reprised from the original series include John Hannah as Batiatus, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Peter Mensah as Oenomaus, Nick Tarabay as Ashur, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Naevia, Antonio Te Maioha as Barca, and Manu Bennett as Crixus. Yesterday group the DVDRip PACK of the complete 6-episode series was released
Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand.’Spartacus: Gods of the Arena’ tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus in a more ruthless time before Spartacus’ arrival where honor was just finding it’s way into the arena.