An American Television series, Spartacus was inspired by a historical figure of a gladiator. ‘Spartacus’ caters to the genre of historical drama. The series revolves around the oppression of the Roman Republic on Spartacus, the gladiator. The directors of this historical drama are Sam Raimi and Steven S DeKnight. Spartacus aired for only three seasons despite the popularity the series received.
The director, Steven S DeKnight, is also the producer of the show. The first season aired in the January of 2010, while the third and final season aired in April of 2013. The fans of medieval history should watch all the seasons of ‘Spartacus’. The first season had 13 episodes. The other two seasons had 10 episodes each. Also, a prequel after the release of the first season streamed. This was due to the diagnosis of cancer to the main lead, Andy Whitfield.
For binge-watching ‘Spartacus’, tune in to Amazon Prime Video. In case you have not watched the trailer of Season one of Spartacus, click here.
What is the Plot of the TV show ‘Spartacus’?
The American historical drama depicts the life of a gladiator, Spartacus. His rebellion against the Romans, struggle for freedom, and also the outcome of all his hardships are in the TV series. The real inspiration behind the making of this TV series is Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who bear the oppression of the Romans.
In the later seasons, Spartacus is given a sentence to death. But being a powerful gladiator, he somehow survives and defeats the other gladiators. With his victory, everyone started loving him. His sentence to death was also terminated. The series has a story of betrayals of the Roman period and is also related to a gladiator’s win for vengeance.
What are the filming locations of ‘Spartacus’?
The powerful aesthetics, performance of the actors, and the scenic beauty of the locations added to the worth of the series. The shooting of the historical series ‘Spartacus’ took place in parts of New Zealand. The capital city of New Zealand, Wellington is the hub for filming. It attracts a large number of directors for the beautiful locations to film Television series and movies. However, the filming of some series scenes also took place in Mount Victoria, Auckland. Let us find out in detail!
Wellington, New Zealand
Many top filmmakers choose Wellington as the shooting location. Wellington is considered as the room for all the resources to shoot. The filming facilities and technology found in Wellington are not available anywhere. The blockbusters such as ‘The Lord of the Rings’, iconic ‘Avengers’ and also the Oscar movie ‘Avatar’ are the productions of the capital city of Wellington. Almost all the episodes in the 3 seasons of Spartacus are shot in Wellington. The crew constructed a studio in Wellington for the physical fights and stunts in the historical drama ‘Spartacus’.
Mount Victoria, Auckland
The suburb location for filming in the east of Auckland is Mount Victoria. It provides a beautiful view of the ocean and the city of Wellington simultaneously. The shooting of some of the exterior shots in Spartacus took place in Mount Vicotria. Mount Victoria is a hub of lush green trees, scenic beauty, and rocky lands, which makes it the perfect place for the shooting of movies and Television series. The breathtaking view of the hills and ocean together is perfect for filming. Only a few shots of Mount Victoria can be seen in the TV program ‘Spartacus’.
If you are a historical drama fan, then the show ‘Spartacus’ is the complete package for you to binge-watch. Do not miss watching all three seasons of this historical drama on Amazon Prime Video. The TV show ‘Spartacus’ narrates the story of being a slave, love from the people after his victory, and all the struggles to survive the death sentence.