By Jenna BuschAdd action and over-the-top violence to some pretty darn cool effects, excellent writing, genre goddess Lucy Lawless and Dollhouse, Buffy, Angel, and Smallville
alum Steven S. DeKnight, you may very well have a hit on your hands.
(Lead Andy Whitfield in some pretty darn kick ass and super bloody
fight scenes certainly doesn't hurt.) 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'
premieres on Starz tonight, and we highly recommend you call your cable
provider if you don't get it yet. A little 300, a little Rome
and a little sex, drugs and rock...wait...sex, swords and naked
dancers. Same thing. Want another reason to watch? The show has
already been renewed for a second season...before the first one has
even aired! We got a chance to take part in a conference call with
Lawless, DeKnight and Whitfield about the show last week where we got
the scoop on the show, the sex scenes, working with a slo-mo camera and
yes, the fluffers.
posted: 22 January 2010 11:02 am ET
Lucy Lawless: All of us, the actors and the writers, are very serious about what we're doing. We do not want one single thing to be gratuitous, even when there is a sex scene. In fact, there is also business being transacted. The scene is about something else. Otherwise it would be on the Playboy channel...this is not soft porn. It's a bloody good yarn and you want to be on board. It's a great show.
Read the full interview.
News submitted by Barbara Davies.