Originally Posted by KcMizzou
I was under the impression that this is a stand alone 2 part prequel, and season 2 would be coming later. Is that not correct?
From what I could tell, they did the prequel because Andy Whitfield (Spartacus) got lymphoma so this bought them time for him to get better before filming season 2. However, poor bastard had a relapse so they had to recast the part of Spartacus. I believe this prequel "season" is six episodes.