Marisa Ramirez (ex-Carmen Mesta, The Young and the Restless) can be seen in the upcoming Starz series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” which is the prequel to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” “Gods of the Arena” tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus, Gannicus, who came before Spartacus. Marisa plays Melitta, a slave to Lucretia, played by Lucy Lawless. The series was shot in New Zealand and will begin airing on January 21.

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