The following article was posted on blog and is an interview with the Spartacus cast that attended the Comic Con panel.


Hopefully by now you've seen the ridiculously awesome trailer for Starz' new action series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. This afternoon I got to sit down and talk with the infamous Lucy Lawless and some of the cast about the groundbreaking show.

Spartacus, produced by Rob Tapert (The Grudge) and Steven DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), will focus on the life of the famous gladiator/slave that nearly brought down the Roman Empire. The show will deal with a lot of adult themes, along severe violence, like slavery and sexuality.

"It occured to us there was not an adult action series on premium cable," said Tapert.

Lawless plays Lucretia, a Roman noblewoman who co-owns the Gladiator school where Spartacus, played by Andy Whitfield, is trained and fights "I play a bad girl, I know you're all shocked by that," said the fantasy-veteran Lawless.

Lawless promises that Spartacus will be a very unique experience - "I must say this whole show is really challenging. The acting, the content, it's challeneging for the audience. Every episode you're going to see something that makes you go, 'OH MY GOD, I've never seen that on TV.'"

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