The tale of Spartacus has been told a number of times. A series from Starz now tells the story of the legendary rebel in a series. It all started with: Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Premiered January 22, 2010. 13 Episodes The story of how a Thracian named Spartacus is sold into slavery, trained to be a gladiator and what he endures in captivity. It starred Andy Whitfield as the title character. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Premiered January 21, 2011. 6 Episodes Was a prequel to the first and dealt with the rise of Spartacus' future owner, Batiatus. An owner of a gladiator school, who sends his gladiators to the arena as sport for the people of Capua. The focus follows slaves who will be part of the rebellion led by Spartacus, Gannicus an arrogant gladiator, Oenamaus his friend and future instructor of Batiatus' school and Crixus a new slave brought in to the Batiatus school *(note this show was done after Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with cancer and the producers were informed he would not be able to continue with the show. He gave his blessing for the show to continue and was replaced by Liam McIntyre. Andy Whitfield died September 11th, 2011) Spartacus: Vengeance Premiered January 27th,2012 10 episodes The third part in the Spartacus series has been on for about 10 episodes now. Liam McIntyre stars as Spartacus. After escaping with the gladiators and slaughtering those who held them captive, the army of rebel slaves become a threat to the republic of Rome and are now being hunted down. Have you seen any of the shows ? What do you think of them ? Do you have a favourite ? How do you think Liam McIntyre is doing in the lead role on Vengeance ?