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        24 April 2009

New Rob Interview - Gay Characters on Spartacus



Brent from the TorchOnline.com has another interview with Rob and this time it centers on Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Sex and Violence on "Spartacus" Will Be Unlike Anything on TV by Brent Hartinger

The first episode of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, a new series starring Lucy Lawless that tells the story of the legendary rebel Roman slave, finished shooting this week in New Zealand, and those involved say it includes graphic sex and violence unlike anything ever seen on television.

"[The network] has given us quite a bit of rope with which to hang ourselves," says Rob Tapert, the co-creator of Xena: Warrior Princess who is executive producing along with Joshua Donen and Spiderman's Sam Raimi. "It's unlike anything we've done before, because it is very hard and very explicit. It's harder than 300," he says, referring to Zack Synder's explicit 2006 movie adaptation of the graphic novel.

Rob also says that the show will have gay characters (male and female).

Click here to read the full interview