Spartacus: Blood and Sand stars to invade San Diego Comic-Con 2010

I guess this will be my first official Comic-Con 2010 post. Starz announced that Spartacus: Blood and Sand stars Andy Whitfield (who plays Spartacus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), John Hannah (Batiatus), Viva Bianca (Ilythia), along with executive producer and head writer Steven S. DeKnight will appear on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 23rd. The day ends with a Spartacus-sponsored late night “Wrath of Con” party where the stars will be in attendance.

Whitfield and Bianca’s first San Diego appearance will be joined by Comic-Con veterans Lawless, Hannah and DeKnight. They will discuss the unique narrative approach to the ancient legend as well as give fans a glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming Spartacus prequel, which begins filming in New Zealand this August.

”We’re looking forward to returning to San Diego,” said DeKnight. “When we presented at last year’s Comic-Con, we could tell by the audience reaction that we had something special. This year, with the prequel and season 2 in the works, we have even more to share with the fans.”

Spartacus: Blood and Sand – The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 21st from Anchor Bay.

Starz’ Spartacus: Blood and Sand is produced by Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night, the Evil Dead Trilogy), Sam Raimi (Spider-Man and Evil Dead Trilogies), Joshua Donen (The Quick and the Dead), along with DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Spartacus: Blood and Sand was inspired by the actual slave of the Roman Republic who in 73 BC led a slave revolt that grew to more than 120,000 fighters. Defying the Roman Republic’s legions of soldiers, they campaigned for two years through much of what is now Italy before succumbing to a much larger army.