‘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.

  • Tink
    May 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Wish Andy the best have not been unto a show so much ever. I’m a stay at home mom home alone at nights & watching Spartacus is the best part of my week.

  • Justin
    May 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Andy is sick? Once again the gods spread cheek and ram cock in ass!!

  • killerspade
    May 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    better not cancel this show….I paid showtime for the first in my life coz of this show….I will pull a SPARTACUS on whoever decides to cancel this shyt

  • jared
    May 6, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    good season so glad theres a season 2

  • Carly
    May 6, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I LOVE SPARTACUS! It is the BEST show ever! Andy your in my prayer take as long as you need to get well. The shows definitely worth the wait! Take Care.
    Im praying for you and your family.
    Carly Cantrell

  • lee green
    May 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    looking forward to season two.. every friday night i was in from of the TV glued in.. get well mr. andy. SPARTACUS IS THE SHIT!!

  • Annette
    May 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Andy get well soon. I will be praying for you. You are a fantastic actor. Spartacus is the best show I have ever seen. I watch the the series over and over. I hope to see the second series but more than that I want to see Andy get well and have a glorious future.

  • sandra
    May 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    this is one of the best shows that have caught my attention i love it and i hope Andy gets better soon………….

  • HAL9000
    May 4, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Not sure if there’s such as “too much of a good thin” esp tv shows but I sure haven’t had enough of Spartacus: Blood & Sand. Most of all though I wish Andy a speedy & full recovery. . . .Spartacus or not.

  • Has17
    May 4, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Get well soon Andy, Spartacus won’t be the same without you!

  • Galina & Sweeny
    May 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Andy we hope you get better fast. My family will pray for you.I hope this cancer will get lost & die just like Bariates. Feel better & we will see you on the tv soon. God Bless you Andy.

  • justin
    May 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    by far the best show ive seen in a long time. hope u get well soon andy, the show wouldnt be the same without u man

  • chr778
    May 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Can’t wait !! Best serie Ever!!

  • jose rojas
    May 3, 2010 at 11:54 am

    We all love your show and you.get well soon you are the star!

  • sty
    May 3, 2010 at 8:40 am

    best show.pls season2

  • stephen
    May 3, 2010 at 8:00 am

    the greatest show i have ever watched in my life !!! it took everything that was great and interesting and combined it into an amazing action packed series. hope this last many more seasons to come and maybe some LESS nudity wouldnt be a bad thing

  • chaffee
    May 3, 2010 at 3:17 am

    you know iv started watching alot of shows the office, lost,24, heros i would catch the first few shows then forget about them but spartacus… this show takes it up a notch its like someone said before this show is like 300 except you never get tired of watching it! the ending to season 1 had me literly on my feet this show is the best there is get well man! from all of us down in portland, OR we wish you a speedy recovery.

  • Frank
    May 2, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Man I never thought I would find another show that was better then Sons Of Anarchy, but boy Spartacus is it!!! best show on television hands down! Andy we love you please get better cuz we cant get enough, you rock dude!

  • Josh
    May 2, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Hope there isn’t a prequel, no one can be this spartacus but andy, prequel WILL make a joke out of the series and i DON’T want that! STOKED FOR 2nd SERIES!

  • Carolyn Hatch Payne
    May 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Hi everyone,
    I and my husband loved the first season and it brought us closer together almost like a weekly date for this old married couple. I hope and pray for Andy’s recovery. All of the actors and actresses, did a great job. I loved seeing Lucy Lawless on screen again. I would of course watch anything connected to this wonderful show. Get well and God bless you Andy!

  • dennis
    May 2, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    pls forget about bruce(man without brain and taste)

  • dmoney
    May 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    to a. whitfield,
    suck that cancer up and start shooting again you son of a bitch! lol jk, get better, live a long full healthy life, after you have shot around 37 seasons of spartacus

  • spartudraq
    May 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    bah nu gasesc sezonul 2 😛 unde las putea gasii???:d

  • Bosnian Guy
    May 1, 2010 at 1:19 am

    I hope you get better soon i love the show and millions of people as well, i hope season 2 does not get cancelled allot of people would be disapointed :))

  • sam
    April 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    just amazing casting andy wish you the best man and hope you get better!!!

  • Ian
    April 30, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I did not even felt sleepy during the wee hours of the morning by completing the whole season 1…!! LOVE it…. truly Roman!!

  • KG
    April 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Ahh KEITH is absolutely right! This has to be the best show out there right now! Amazing graphics, great acting, lots of gore, and it’s bold! Couldn’t ask for more!

  • Jason
    April 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Opinions are like a-holes………….everybody has one.

  • Jason
    April 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Bruce, you are right about reaping what we sow. The next time something terrible happens to you or someone you care about, think about what you or they did to deserve it. Everyone is guilty of something: do we all deserve repercussions for our actions? What exactly are you refering that the cast and crew of Spartacus did besides making a show you don’t like? What’s wrong, does your girl like the gladiators? You’re a fool.

  • giorgi shelia
    April 30, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Guys when will be the second season ready? :(:(:( love this show

    • Andy Whitfield
      May 8, 2010 at 1:21 am

      Soon baby Soon

  • Shawn Ross
    April 30, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Spartacus had me hooked worse than a 12 yr old watchin his first porn movie!!!!! I was so hooked I actually had my cousin download every episode off the net for me!! A couple of episodes actually leaked out a week early so I was a week ahead of all my friends. It’s a shame that Ashers punk ass got away in the end!!! the only other show I watched as much as this was when OZ was on. I pray in Jesus name that Andy is healed and is able to return

    People believe me when I say that prayer works!!!!!

  • Roger & Fardeen Mitchell
    April 30, 2010 at 5:30 am

    My Wife and I are addicted to this show.
    Friday nights is date night, get the kids to bed. Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
    Can’t wait for season 2, Vengeance.
    Get well soon Andy Whitfield

  • drew
    April 30, 2010 at 4:07 am

    EASY THE BEST SHOW EVER EASY!!!!!!!!!!
    EVERY WEEK I COUNTED DOWN THE DAYS TILL THE NEXT EPISODE , SPARTACUS ROCKED JUST LIKE 300 HMMMMMMM I MAY NAME MY NEW SON LEONIDACUS HAHA
    seriously tho, ANDY please get well soon brother , your acting talent has not gone unnoticed. you are a LEGEND !!!!
    I wish you a speedy recovery and, get well soon.

  • Glen
    April 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    i like this show and i hope at least the 2 top spartan actors stay in the film as well as there trainer if this happens i will love season 2 although itle be harder to watch while in the army. other then that season 1 was awesome hope u get better Andy the show wont be the same without u.

  • nyrealiak
    April 29, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Andy get well….loved season 1 would love a seasonings 2….3
    …….4……5……..but your health comes first….go to the medicus and heal

  • carmen
    April 29, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I love Spartacus Blood & Sand!! I hope you feel better Andy! You’re an amazing actor!

  • nizzi
    April 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    my prayers go out to Andy and his Family.

  • Christa
    April 29, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Andy you are a wonder to the senses!Thanks for the many wonderful hours of entertainment. I hope for a fast recovery, you will be in my thoughts…. On a side note, Grr what a man!!! Deffo taken top spot on my list. I thought I would never find a replacement for Hugh Jackman!

  • mw420
    April 29, 2010 at 12:24 am

    best show i have ever seen….

  • Juan
    April 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    this show is the best one ever hope new episodes come up

  • Anonymous
    April 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I watch every nite and fell in love with this story of history I was so shocked to hear of Andys illness my prayers are with and you will be SPARTACUS again

  • Joe
    April 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Not happy about the delay. Maybe I can try out for the role! Best series ever watched! Get better soon. For real does anyone know when season 2 might start??

  • anthony
    April 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    this is absolutley the best show ever made, i have just watched
    the final episode and dont know what i am going to do until
    the next. this makes pacific look like eastenders, and 24 like
    fraizer

    amazing

    get well andy

  • K gunna
    April 28, 2010 at 5:18 am

    WE need andy.. he is the one suitable person for this series..

  • Mactony
    April 28, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Get well soon Andy…………we re praying for you…God be with you throughout your treatment period..Hope to see u back on screen soonest.

  • William Nourallah
    April 28, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Get well soon Andy as the show however brilliant it is it won’t as good without you. It is the best series I have ever seen since 24 and I thought that was awesome till i watched Spartacus. Andy I am rooting for your recovery. Good luck and break a leg.

  • Maribeth
    April 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Wishing Andy Whitfield a speedy recovery! Spartacus is just not the same with out him!Season 2 is just the beginning of a great show to come!!!

  • Santiago
    April 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    This was a great show, and i hope everything goes well for Andy and we have a season 2 in the coming months.

  • Anonymous
    April 27, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    oh i forgott something . .i am your biggest fan of the germans . .GOD bless you. .

  • Anonymous
    April 27, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    He Andy you are great!I really love this show very much.I wish you the best and thank you for the great friday nights!!

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