Here is the trailer readers for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena:
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Trailer. The House of Batiatus is on the rise, basking in the glow of its infamous champion Gannicus. Poised to overthrow his father and take control a young Batiatus will freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. With his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses in this audacious prequel to "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Gladiator Camp. Go behind the scenes with Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Josef Brown, Peter Mensah, Antonio te Maioha, Shane Rangi, and Lesley Ann Brandt as they train for their physically demanding roles.
The IMDB is up now for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena readers. This is the prequel for Spartacus: Blood and Sand. It's slated to premiere January 21 2011. There's not much there, but still it's nice to see it up. The first episode is titled "Beneath the Mask."
***Update***Nov 19 2011***
The IMDB has removed the name of the first episode. However the Starz site has it as Episode #1 -Past Transgressions- A younger Batiatus finds himself newly in control of his father’s gladiator school. He uses his most skilled fighter to win favor with a cunning nobleman behind the building of the new arena.
I think I'll leave my opinion out of this one other then to say:
(1) Isn't nice to hear just a wee little bit of news?
(2) I'm glad the actors in question are relatively unknown.
(3) Whomever is chosen deserves a fair chance.
(4) If any show can pull off a successful recasting of the title character, it's this one! They've surprised us and wowed us all along, haven't they?
(5) Get well soon Andy!