Spartacus Blood and Sand on Netflix: Spartacus Cast, All Episodes Watch Online
Spartacus Blood and Sand is the first season of the American television series Spartacus. The series was inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BC led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. It is created by Steven S. DeKnight. The lead role of a Thracian Gladiator was played by Andy Whitfield.
The story of Spartacus Blood and Sand begins with an unnamed Thracian’s involvement in the war against the Getae in the Roman auxiliary. The Thracian, feeling betrayed, leads a mutiny against Glaber, and returns to find his village destroyed.
The Thracian and his wife Sura are captured by Glaber the next day. The Thracian is sentenced to death and is forced to fight four gladiators.
However, he manages to kill the gladiators, and Senator Albinius commutes the prisoner’s punishment to slavery. Since the prisoner’s true name is unknown, Batiatus suggests to Albinius to name him “Spartacus“, because he fought like the ferocious Thracian king of that name.
Seeing the Thracian’s skill and popularity with the crowd, Lentulus Batiatus purchases him for training in his Ludus in Capua.
He is befriended by Varro, a Roman who sold himself into slavery in order to pay his debts and support his family. However, he is harassed by more senior gladiators, notably Crixus, an undefeated Gaul, and Barca, a Carthaginian.
Soon, Spartacus learns that Sura was sold to a Syrian slave trader. Batiatus, who has been unable to control Spartacus during his first days of training, discovers the instrument of his taming and persuades Spartacus to fight for his and Sura’s freedom.
Spartacus’s gladiatorial career is soaring but he is heartbroken when Sura is delivered to him mortally wounded. Spartacus casts off his history as a Thracian, and forgets his dream of freedom, becoming content with life as a champion. The turning point is when he is forced to kill his only friend. While suffering from his wound in this match, he has fever dreams that lead him to discover Batiatus arranged Sura‘s death. Knowing that it is all or nothing when it comes to the resistance of his enslavement, he resolves to “kill them all” and lead a revolt against the ruling house he once fought for.
- Andy Whitfield as Spartacus
- Erin Cummings as Sura
- John Hannah as Quintus Lentulus Batiatus
- Lucy Lawless as Lucretia
- Peter Mensah as Doctore/Oenomaus
- Manu Bennett as Crixus
- Viva Bianca as Ilithyia
- Nick Tarabay as Ashur
- Katrina Law as Mira
Spartacus All Episodes
- The Red Serpent
- Sacramentum Gladiatorum
- The Thing in the Pit
- Shadow Games
- Delicate Things
- Great and Unfortunate Things
- Mark of the Brotherhood
- Party Favors
- Old Wounds
- Kill Them All