The gladiator who lead a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome.
The inspiration behind this series is the Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The Thracians had been persuaded by Claudius Glaber to serve as auxiliaries in the Roman legions in a campaign against the Getae, who had often plundered Thracian lands.
However after Glaber reneges on the deal and switches his attentions from the Getae to attack Mithridates in Asia Minor, the Thracians feel betrayed and mutiny.
Captured by Glaber, Spartacus is condemned to death as a Gladiator, whilst his wife Sura is condemned to slavery. Spartacus, however, proves to be a formidable gladiator, and defeats the four gladiators tasked with executing him.
He becomes a favorite of the crowd, leading Senator Albinius to commute his death sentence to a life of slavery. Spartacus is purchased by Batiatus for gladiator training, who promises to help him find Sura if he proves himself in training.
As the series develops, the story follows the betrayals and machinations.
“Absolutely loved Spartacus season 1. The only thing that kind of sucks is how they changed the main actor due to the original dying after season 1 unfortunately.
The second actor was decent but I liked the other guy better. They also changed one of the female actors too i think in spartacus season 3 and it was for the worse.
Aside from that it’s a great show with got style back stabbing and twists and turns. I really came to love a lot of the characters too, some who you may dislike at first could become some of your favorites later on.
One thing I would say is don’t let the gratuitous blood turn you off. At first it seems cheesy during the first episode but stick through it and the show will hook you quickly and you won’t want to turn it off.
It’s among my favorite shows I’ve seen up there with GOT, the last kingdom, vikings, breaking bad”