In this original series from Starz, an American premium cable network, Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) is separated from his wife, Sura (Erin Cummings), by the Romans. Both of them are forced into slavery by the Romans and Sura is sold to a Syrian slaveholder. While in Rome, Spartacus - who is now a gladiator owned by Batatius (John Hannah) and his wife Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) - strives to survive in the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. However, Spartacus must also battle outside of the arena in order to become a legend.
Other members of the cast include Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Viva Bianca, Craig Parker, Jai Courtney, Nick E. Tarabay and Antonio Te Maioho.
Speaking about bonus materials the show's executive producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight take fans even deeper into the deadly brutality of gladiator games and the decadent machinations of Roman society with hours of bonus features delving behind the scenes into the making of a modern epic. This will be accompanied by interviews and commentaries from the actors and filmmakers, augmented with rare production footage exploring the series' ground-breaking visual effects, production and costume design.
Besides, some episodes can be seen with enhanced special effects. On the Blu-Ray, four episodes have been personally selected as "Directors' Cut Extended Episodes", featuring content too risqué, even for cable TV.<