Starring: Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett, Craig Walsh-Wrightson, John Hannah

Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed though the gates onto the sand. In this prequel, the House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus, whose skill with a sword is matched only by his thirst for wine and women. These are the times a young Batiatus has been waiting for.