A prequel and mini-series to Spartacus: Blood and Sand is of course Gods of the Arena. The story follows the first Champion of Capua, a young gladiator named Gannicus in the rising glory and fame of Batiatus's ludas and gladiators.
What more could you ask for? Gore, tits in about every episode, drama, and intense action scenes. :)
Thoughts about the prequel? Opinions on it? Are you even going to watch it? Have you even bothered seeing Blood and Sand?