‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ Season 2 Potentially Delayed

Andy Whitfield

Here at The Flickcast there is near unanimous love for the Starz Spartacus: Blood and Sand series. With its blatant gladiator-driven homo-eroticism, 300-level gore, violence and the treacherous characters whose destinies are tied to the sands of the Roman Arena of Capua and the House of Batiatus, there’s something for everyone.

Unfortunately, Spartacus lead Andy Whitfield has been diagnosed with a treatable form of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which leaves fans wondering just how Starz will handle Andy’s indefinite leave from the show while he is in treatment. A recent statement from Starz Entertainment indicates that it will postpone production on season 2, titled ‘Spartacus: Vengeance,’ while Whitfield undergoes cancer treatments.

Show writer Maurissa Tancharoe, elaborates via Twitter: “The second season is still happening; however, it is on hold at the moment due to star Andy Whitfield’s health problems.” Another tweet seemed to reassure fans that season 2 is definitely not cancelled declaring, “Season two of #Spartacus has NOT been cancelled. Don’t know where that rumor came from.”

Rumors have also surfaced that a prequel series could be under way with a younger actor filling Whitfield’s role as Spartacus, but it’s not clear if Lucy Lawless and John Hannah will be starring in that as well. NY Magazine seems to be confirming that Starz will be developing a 6-episode mini-series prequel to keep momentum going with the show’s nearly one million weekly viewers. Whatever happens, we wish Andy Whitfield a speedy recovery.

  • TT
    April 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    andy i hope u get better soon i mean nobody else could play the role as good as u and im addicted to spartacus! Idk what i would do if spartacus blood and sand would not air anymore…. and im sure everyone would like to find out what spartacuses name really is so i hope that the show will never end. LONG LIVE SPARTACUSS!!!!

  • Anna
    April 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Andy hope u recover started watchin the show one night n me n my husband love it now n can’t stop watchin for one minute can’t wait for season two best wishes for a fast recovery

  • Jake
    April 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    This show is pure awesomeness bruce your an idiot. Get well Andy
    keep up the good work and cant wait for the next season!!
    thanks for show

  • Mike
    April 27, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I would just like to say that bruce you are a horrible person to wish that on somebody and what comes around goes around.To Andy Whitfield I would just like to say that we are all hoping that you make it through this and get better not just because of the show because it is your life and nobody’s life should be cut short my brother in law had the same diagnosis and at 34 yrs old he is gone so be strong and fight this and to the show what a ending couldn’t have been any better all through the series I couldn’t stand Crixus now he is the man the way they teamed up was great even Doctore and to llithya she is evil but she is damn sexy and Mira what a woman for what she did to help Spartucus and the brotherhood i can’t wait til the next season because deep in my heart I know Andy will beat this

  • frankie
    April 27, 2010 at 9:52 am

    andy i wish you well and your family too .

  • Ed
    April 27, 2010 at 7:40 am

    The work of Andy in Spartacus speaks for itself. He is truly talented as an actor. We have him in our prayers for his early recovery.

    My family and I have absolute faith that he will be in Season 2, 3, 4
    & 5.

    Kudos to the entire cast for their amazing performance!

  • kiykev
    April 26, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Get well soon Andy, Spartacus won’t be the same without you! I look forward to seeing you on season 2. You’r in my prayers!

  • Dianne
    April 26, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I AM Spartacus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    get well soon!

    • Andy Whitfield
      May 8, 2010 at 1:13 am

      Thank you Dianne
      i will get better knowing that my cock will soon be inside you

  • Nick
    April 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    bruce..your a lil dipshit fag…this show is bomb,and i just hope they dont change the cast of spartacus,i would be pissed..GET WELL ANDY!!!

    • Andy Whitfield
      May 8, 2010 at 1:14 am

      Nick , you are a the fag. We all know you like cock up your ass

  • TnT
    April 26, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    i freaking love this show i dont watch tv and this is the only show that i look forward to seeing and have ever looked forward to seeing. get better man your going down in history!!

  • Tom
    April 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    One of the coolest, baddest-ass shows ever. The finale was the best of any show I’ve seen. I think I actually cheered when Crixus taps his shield. Nothing but the best wishes to Andy. We all hope you get well soon. I can’t tell enough people to watch it.

    • Andy Whitfield
      May 8, 2010 at 1:15 am

      Thank you Tom

  • marty
    April 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I think that Spartacus is on of the best shows on television today. I would just like to plead as a huge fan of the show…… STARZ, PLEASE! DO NOT replace Andy Whitfield in the second season!! I am knawing at the bit for the second season to start, BUT, i would GLADLY wait an extra year just to see Andy reprise the starring role.
    Andy Whitfield IS Spartacus and cannot be replaced!

  • Mike
    April 26, 2010 at 8:26 am

    fist of all to Bruce you are a complete moron to wish this show to end is just wrong you must be a fucking fag if you didn’t like the show than why did you keep on watching it oh yeah bruce the only part you probably liked was the nude men scenes if you want a war of words then just bring it

    • Andy Whitfield
      May 8, 2010 at 1:16 am

      yes i agree with you, Bruce is a fag and he likes cock. May crixus stuff his cock up Bruce’s ass

  • jamal shimoon
    April 26, 2010 at 12:08 am

    This is the best best best show ever . and shuld this show tell you why Jesus Christ came .sure To save mankind from slavery.

  • victor
    April 25, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I have just finished my chemo treatments & boput with stomach cancer, I lost 80 % of my stomach and 7 months of my life was put on hold where i could not work or pay my bills…I wish Andy the best, i know how horrible chemo is, and i agree with Carter and Darb07 in their response to the obviously stupid , ignorant and immature “Bruce”.

    Bruce you are either a total asshole or completely ignorant to the horrors of chemo and cancer,If you are just 8 years old then i forgive you for saying such a stupid and ignorant thing….. it changes your life forever and i would not wish what i went threw on my worst enemy.. . seriously this is the most horrible thing that can happen to anyone and you should grow up or educate your self before posting such an offending and hurtful remark.

  • Robert
    April 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Spartacus Blood and Sand was an exceptional show and I’m so sad Season 1 is over. Not only was the storyline intriguing, but the training and intensity put into the fight scenes was inspiring. It was also quite humourous to hear the many forms ans uses for the word COCK. Devious cock… jupiter’s cock, cock in ass… hysterically and well placed hunor. Deknight did an awesome job and hit this out the park. God Bless you Andy, I wish you a speedy recovery as this show would suffer a tremendous blow without you and you have an exciting future ahead of you. We all anxiously await the return of Spartacus!!!! Kill them all!!!! 🙂

    • Andy Whitfield
      May 8, 2010 at 1:18 am

      I will be back. I promise on my cock’s erection that ill be back

  • iJnf
    April 24, 2010 at 10:27 am

    One of the best series ever, i just loved it, lets hope there will be more seasons to come.

    Get Well dude!

  • Patrick
    April 24, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Seriously, Bruce.. I hope you die a fucking horrible violent death for your comments.

  • Patrick
    April 24, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Bruce, your poison will not turn the hearts and minds of the faithful here… you speak as Ashar…pray go back to your land of piss and shit, the gods themselves will rip the tongue from your fucking head…. but good new comes this day.. The Gods have blessed my purse with coin.. enough to procreate food and wine and season one Spartacus box set. Good fortune indeed.. may the bringer of rain grace our screens soon

    god bless andy

  • Nicole
    April 23, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Andy—plz get well soon! My prayers are with you and your family. You are the reason I watch this show every week—-there will never be anyone who could replace you……….it just wont be the same. You are gorgeous!!!!! And a fantastic actor…….

    • Andy Whitfield
      May 8, 2010 at 1:20 am

      Thank you Nicole. You are the best cunt for saying this. I hope my cock doesn’t part your tight cunt

  • A.k ajia
    April 23, 2010 at 6:01 am

    I wish Andy whitfield speedy recovery, mercy of God, his a bundant grace, honour, successfuly on this spartacus. May God safe your life.

  • wrestler140
    April 23, 2010 at 2:19 am

    lol every gang up on bruce.

  • will
    April 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    this is a great show it have everything. like drama,sex,violence,action,romance.well everything i would recomende to anyone get well andy

  • Patrick
    April 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I absolutely love the show. Trully horrible to hear about Andy. Thoughts and prayers from every watcher out there go out to him and his family… I like others do watch alot of tv and by far the best show is SPARTACUS… I can not wait for season two…

  • whomewhat
    April 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    would be great if they would do a season 2 where they tell everyones history (like one character per episode) leading up to Spartacus arrival.

  • keith
    April 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Heads up!
    This Is the best F!@#ing show I have ever seen..you know as a regular couch potatoe I watch alot of TV and for the most part not alot of shows catch my attention.
    Each and every episode of this show has my up and bounchin off the beloved couch……Thanks Andy for making me active again!!!
    get well bud!

    • Anonymous
      April 29, 2010 at 4:29 am

      np.

    • Swint
      May 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm

      I consider myself an enormous movie watcher. When I saw the previews to Spartacus, I said to myself, Hm that looks like it may be good. Needless to say, after the first episode I was hooked. I have not missed an episode from the beginning to the end. My friends at work, we sit and discuss the recent episodes. My friends and I on Facebook discuss it continuously.

      Spartacus is by far, THE BEST SERIES TO DATE!!!

      Andy, get well Bro!

      God Bless!

      • Anonymous
        June 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm

        yes its great i must admit i wont move when its on… also had to watch all online again when series had finished… now just waiting for the next series!!!!!!

    • Me
      June 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

      I second that xD

    • alex
      June 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

      this was the best show ever. every episode kept me wanting me to watch the next one. when the firs season ended i almost cried i loved it so much.

  • aaron
    April 22, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    get well andy this is the best show i have seen in along time can’t wait for the second season so get well and be waiting to see u in action again

    • Anonymous
      June 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      come on andy its true best show in a while i think its alot better than the rome series

      • Anonymous
        June 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

        nothing can be as good as the rome series, but this comes a close second. i’m hooked

  • Phoenix
    April 22, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    This show is intense and so happy with the way the season ended even though some episodes made me mad like the death of his wife and Varro. I think Andy Whitfield is such a fantastic actor and fits the part of Spartacus very well and there could be no other. I wouldn’t watch the show without him cause honestly he is the main reason I tune in (he is nice to look at). I wish him well with a speedy recovery and all the best for him and his family. Your in my prayers. Get well soon ANDY

    • 17yearoldfan
      May 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm

      period. period. PERIOD! I lost my breath just reading that run on sentence. Damn.

      This is a fantastic show, though. I just finished the season finale on netflix, and wow. I’m stoked for the 2nd season.

      • Phoenix
        May 3, 2010 at 8:32 pm

        lol well I didn’t know I was being graded!! I ain’t no english major. But Im stoked too!!

  • rosie
    April 22, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Wow i can not believe this is happening to spartacus.. Hope hes health gets better and god geants him many years of good health…i dont think i would watch season two if hes not in it he did such a great job.. And so did every one else on the show.. Ones u start changing characters the show is not the same… Love spartacus would not miss it for the world.. I was hooked and still am.. Hope season 2 start soon cause now im bored…lol… Ones again hope every thing is well with andy.. God bless…xoxoxo

  • adam
    April 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    wish andy the best and hope he gets well soon hes a great spartacus

  • Debbie
    April 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I wish Andy Whitfield well!!!!!! God bless you and I hope you recover soon. Loved Spartacus!!!!! My husband and I had date night every friday night. I didn’t want the season to end.

  • Sam
    April 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Head writer Steven DeKnight denied on Twitter that there will be a “Young Spartacus” story-line:

    @stevendeknight A “younger” Spartacus story arc between season 1 & 2? Not true. Don’t know how this rumor got started.

  • Carey
    April 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Please at least made a prequel. This is the best show ever. Please get better soon Andy. You rock!

  • cc
    April 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I was refering to the anonymous that said hh to andy, when i said get a life.

  • cc
    April 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Hey bruce go suck a cock maybe you will like that. Spartacus is one of the greatest shows of all time. I wish andy a fast recovery.

  • cc
    April 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Hey anonymas, get a life, you dont get paid to critisize. So why dont you go state your opinion to someone who cares what you think.

  • Anonymous
    April 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Jupiter’s Cock!!
    May the god’s favor Andy a speedy recovery!!

  • mike
    April 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    my favorite series of all time… just ordered the dvd box set, even though i have every episode saved on dvr

  • chocolate vanilla
    April 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    My honey & I love this show. We watch together every week. Get well soon Andy & keep up the fantastic work everyone!

  • Blade
    April 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I hope it comes on soon great show and yeah dude thats being a hater your wish will turn back on you

  • terminator
    April 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    What agreat series this. My favorite of all time. I love the characters- wonder how John Hannah and Lucy Lawless could come back? I thought Spartacus and Crixis killed them.

  • The MIGHTY one
    April 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Spartacus Blood and Sand is a Fantastic Show. It adds drama, action, adventure, suspense and so much more. All the actors are incredible. They all fit their character to the max. Andy is a great Spartacus and we all wish him a speedy recovery. The show has gotten entertaining as the weeks wore on. This is a great show. The writers did an excellent job. They do need a prequal but I wanted to explore on the other gladiators but doing that could take away from the main story once ther resume actual filming..Looking forward to Spartacus season 2…already ordered season 1 on blu-ray

  • Anonymous
    April 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    hh

  • georges
    April 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    if andy is not back i wont see the show anymore… he makes that show… hopefully you recover soon andy

  • Terry
    April 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I agree with Quiksys!! Bruce you are an idiot. This is the best show I’ve probably ever seen. Andy Whitfield is perfect for the part. Actually ALL of teh actors were perfect for their parts. I seriously can’t wait for the next season. Wishing you a speedy recovery Andy.

  • Darb07
    April 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    wow, they took carter’s comment off but left bruce’s. well for everyone else comming late it was a bash at bruce. as well as mine. wonder how long mine will last lol.

  • wrestler140
    April 22, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I hope Andy Whitfield gets better. The guy is perfect for the role of spartacus. Im sure many would agree when i say that the show just would not be the same without him. Im not even sure lol if id still watch the show. Im sure he will get better and continue playing the role of spartacus. But his health is 1st of course. I look forward to see you healthy and soon after cutting some more heads off lol. hopefully before I deploy again. Ill keep you in prayer dude.

    • alex
      May 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm

      i agree 100%, took the words out of my mouth,andy my prayers go wit you bro.

  • Quiksys
    April 22, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Bruce should take Polonious’ cock out of his cunt and learn what it means to be a man

  • pyro
    April 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I hope it comes on soon because the first season was awesome and the ending was gory as hell. Yea

  • bruce
    April 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Hope this show dies a slow painful death.u reap what u sow…..

    • Carter
      April 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

      well bruce ur a fucking idiot and prolly some tiny bitch ass kid whose mother let him suck to long on her tit so ur opinion means shit u pussy

      • Darb07
        April 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

        Completely agree with Carter. Wishing Cancer onto somebody cuz you don’t like the show they air in is just f.cking idiotically satanic. No one deserves that torture. Get a life you pansy and while your at it, get a conscience, grow the f.ck up, and stop beating off to the nude pictures in the bible.

    • Bruce's fucker
      May 8, 2010 at 1:11 am

      bruce .. suck my cock you fuck’n fagot , we all know you like cock up ur fuck’n ass ……….

      • BRUCE IS A FAG
        June 10, 2010 at 2:56 am

        Bruce you fucking fagot wishing cancer on someone is the fucking heartless, your probably some shit ass kid that fucking doesnt have a life and sits at home trying to make himself look important by being a complete ass hole so let me ask you a question then, Is your life so worthless that you have to try and make yourself feel special by trying to act tuff on a anonymous website?

    • Anonymous
      June 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm

      bruce you are a fucking low rent good for nothing sorry shit

    • Anonymous
      June 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm

      bruce you should be removed from your cock and your balls placed in thy mouth

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