SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND Premieres in Asia on July 10

Spartacus: blood and sand

SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND

From the award-winning producers Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), Rob Tapert (The Grudge), Joshua Donen (The Quick and the Dead) and Steven S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) come the graphic and visceral new series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, premiering for the first time in Asia, Saturday 10 July at 10pm on MAX.

Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a gladiator. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.

Known for a unique mix of live action, graphic novel effects and brutal battle sequences, this epic television event stars Australian actor Andy Whitfield (McLeod’s Daughters) as Spartacus, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Lucretia, John Hannah (The Mummy) as Batiatus and Peter Mensah (300) as Doctore.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand was a breakout success in the US. Its premiere episode attracted 3.8 million viewers, attracting more viewers in its premiere week than Dexter and The Tudors in their respective premiere weeks, and sustaining a continued viewership averaging more than one million viewers each week.

SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND premieres Saturday 10 July at 10pm on MAX with two back-to-back episodes weekly at the same time. See the Schedule below or log on to www.cinemaxasia.com for more playtimes.

Spartacus Characters

CHARACTERS

Spartacus Main Characters

Spartacus Support Characters

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

– Two new episodes air every Saturday at 10pm from 10 July 2010 on MAX

Spartacus Program Schedule