‘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.

  • john
    June 14, 2010 at 9:29 am

    we watch alot of T.V….. i’ve been so into to spartacus that i watch season one 3 times and it keeps getting better everytime….. it’s a shame everyone loves Andy Whitfield that plays the lead role Spartacus but is under going treatment… “A recent statement from Starz Entertainment indicates that it will postpone production on season 2, titled ‘Spartacus: Vengeance,’ while Whitfield undergoes cancer treatments.” just wanting to say WE ALL HOPE YOU GET WELL SOON….and we dont say that because of the show but because we care

  • b'boy
    June 14, 2010 at 8:43 am

    wishing a quick recovery to Andy, n 4 all those who hate, shut tha fuck up! Spartacus is the best!

  • RaZ
    June 14, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Wow – hope he recovers well – I just finished watching ep9 – friggen unreal story!! Can’t wait for the next season – just hope Andy heals up all ok!! Best wishs!

  • Superchas
    June 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Never has a series captivated my attention so much, season 1 has been amazing from beginning to end. Can’t wait for season 2. Get well soon Andy, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Tangles
    June 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Well the show has not been on the idiot box down here. Fantastic dramatisation of that period in history. I found it amusing that they had to put a disclaimer in about the brutality and decadence of Roman society at that time…. Reality of the times…. Brilliant show and I hope the man is better sooner than later. Im sure with all the support that he is getting and our support in thoughts that he will be treading the boards sooner than later.

  • yemi (naija boy)
    June 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    wish u speedy recovery andy. can’t wait to see u in season two.

  • Scott
    June 12, 2010 at 12:10 am

    im not into these kinda shows but i will have to say this show was bad ass i started watching this show at 105 and i didnt watch another one untill i went back a watched the others and i love this freaking show i cant wait till next season for spartacus Get Well Soon Andy my Thoughts and prayer are with you Bro God Bless

  • chiqovani
    June 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    this is the best fight movie i have ever seen.. and patently will wait for following part

  • xXx
    June 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I hope the show continues ahead, all of the actors make the series what it is, i also hope there will be a prequel series and a season 2 and 3, best wishes Andy with a speedy Recovery. On with the Show

  • Anonymous
    June 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    DO NOT CHANGE ANY ROLE!! IT WAS ALL TOO PERFECT!!

  • olarinmoye olajide
    June 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    the lord is ur strenght. My family and friends shall remenber u in prayer for quick recover.luv u bro.)

  • victoria
    June 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Spartacus is the best series I have ever watched! Please get well soon. My prayers are with you.

  • Mark Hynes
    June 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Spartacus is fuckin awsome best that i seen in a long time…. def a must see…. FUCK YE….

  • Anonymous
    June 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Yeah FUCK YOU BRUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sean
    June 8, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Andy,
    get well soon!!!! My officemates’ love your portrial.

    Br,
    Sean

  • Psyke
    June 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    This Show Is Like One Of The Many Shows Me And My Dad Can Agree On To Watch Together…And We Both Agree That It Is A Very Good Show…And Yes It Will Be Better If We Will Have The Same Actors/Actress’s ( Not Different Ones ) That Has Not Died In The Show To Be In Season 2…And Yes I Hope You Get Better Andy…Your Acting Is Top Notch

  • olasiyan
    June 7, 2010 at 7:32 am

    the film is too interestig i always watch at nigth when my family are all fast asleep.

  • Hassan
    June 6, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Get Well soon Andy BRO ….cant wait for season 2..

  • James
    June 5, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I wish Andy well aswell. I love the story of Spartacus anyway and to see a Dramatised version is fantastic. I didn’t like the Kirk Douglas version. I love the new version that was made as a film. But this series is out of this world. I cannot wait to see season 2. I watched the final episode when the Gladiators rebel. I was wow this is brilliant. I can’t wait to watch it again. It is the best televised series of the Roman era ever.

    Get well Andy I wish you all the best.

  • tinoluque
    June 5, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Lol @ d comments. Bruce is from a wicked ludus.

  • vivaalaolivaa
    June 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    i will die if this show is discontinued. IM A GIRL AND I EVEN LOVE THIS SHIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • Alain
    June 3, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    nice Show.. more nude scenes pls! haha

  • Nazif zakariya
    June 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    What a movie,this is really good and can’t wait to watch the second season

  • Bodunde
    June 2, 2010 at 1:22 am

    when i heard andy had cancer i cried like a baby, i cried like he was my brother, i cried like my sun had being darkened, i cried like by air was gone, andy thanks for bringing sunshine to my life through spartacus, get well bro.

  • Burt McCrakin
    June 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Spartacus Blood and Sand is my all time favorite but I would be absolutly devastated if they have to replace him. I don’t know if I’d be able to continue watching the series if they do. I wish him the best of luck with his health.

  • Anonymous
    June 1, 2010 at 1:03 am

    i wish the spartacus season 2 will show

  • Anonymous
    June 1, 2010 at 1:01 am

    sana ipalabas na yung season 2 ng spartacus

  • mb
    May 31, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    nooooooooooooooooooo sparticus season has to have andy cmon bro dont let us down this show fuckin rocks and wont be the same without you! i hope you get well soon your in insane shape so you can definitly pull through.

  • Dionne
    May 31, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    This Show was FUKIN EPIC!!!!!! BRING ON SEASON 2!!!!

  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Get well soon Andy, spartacus has to have been the best series i’ve ever watched!

  • CENJOE
    May 30, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Just can’t wait 2 see the reason 2. I wish Andy a speedy recovery. “Boo!” to critics. Let them get another job.

  • luke
    May 28, 2010 at 1:28 am

    wow i freakin love this show and im so excited for season 2 and im only 15!!!!

  • bruce R
    May 26, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    This show can just suck bullocks for all i care, purchased the dvd boxset and it was the worst series i have ever seen, the acting was horrible, the plot generic, soo gladiator and Rome like, kiss my ass showtime i wasted money on this crap

  • bruce R
    May 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    This show sucks!!

  • alvine
    May 26, 2010 at 6:13 am

    season 1 just left hot and thirsty for season 2 what’s going on?

  • nyjel
    May 26, 2010 at 1:45 am

    What a great show andy your a legend mate wish you a speedy recovery mate

  • Reagan
    May 25, 2010 at 10:18 am

    WOw, such a wonderful movie, just can’t wait, for the season 2.
    The writer and director(s) are very good in directing such an unmarching moving. Hope Andy recover for his wife, Kid(s) if has, and we his funs

  • banjo hammed
    May 25, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Andy we’re missing u.wishing u quick recovery to continue with your role as SPARTACUS.

  • Aron B
    May 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Definatly one of the best shows thats graced my tv since season 1 of the wire and Oz.
    I cant wait for the second season ansd wish the lead actor the best of luck with his cancer treatment as he owns!

  • Kemp
    May 24, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Best regards to Andy Whitfield in hopes of a full yet speedy recovery! I watched all 13 episodes in a 24 hour period….nearly drove my girlfriend nuts…however the show would not be the same without Andy as Spartacus. I myself would not watch the show without him!

  • jjoeyd
    May 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

    best show to date by far!!!! anybody who hasnt seen it is missing out tremendously!!! i think its a lead in to a higher standard of television drama!!! i have faith that andy will return in full health!!!1

  • Julio Fino
    May 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I rely hope He get better and ok becos is my number ONE TV show all the best for Andy, from New York .

  • claudia
    May 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    i just wanna see lucy lawless back.Get well Andy,hope everything goes well,I send a prayer out for you.The show rocks,but without Lucy ,idk if I would watch it

  • Sarah
    May 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Just would like to thank everyone who made sparticus possible. My bf and i tuned in every week, we couldnt miss a moment of it. It was awesome to see Lucy Lawless in a completely different charater then Xena. Anyways, i hope you get well Andy, we will be keeping you in our prayers! Looking forward to season 2!

  • C5
    May 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Bruce Bruce Bruce if u had any wisdom u wouldn’t have posted ur comment! Our lives are precious and u should keep stupid stuff like that to urself!! the show is Super fantastic!!! and if u don’t like reallity go live in a shoe box!!!!! freak!!!! FORZA SPARTACUS!!!!

  • Mohammed Ghazy
    May 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

    well it was a great season and the actors were awesome i feel a great pain knowing that Andy is suffering from that bad disease i hope him speed recovery and fighting that disease as he did in Spartacus so please be great again and do it.

  • blake
    May 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I never really ever have gotten into watching series until Spartacus came along it is the best series I have ever watched. I really can’t wait till season 2 comes out. Hope you get better Andy.

  • Anonymous
    May 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

    get well soon from all in SE London

  • Ed Lemon
    May 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Andy, love the show…it has everything to keep viewers interested…keep it coming… really looking foward to Season 2…good luck and “may the GODS favor you”

  • Skyliner
    May 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Well i have to say i wasnt into watching intense kindda tv series i am more into watching comedy tv shows like fresh prince of bel air, friends, two and a half men, sex and the city type of shows.
    but man i just have two words for spartcus……freaking awesome…..
    unfortunately i missed the show when it was being aired on tv and got it on dvd from a friend yesterday and i just completed the whole 13 episodes in less than a day cuz once i got started i couldnt stop.
    andy whitfield has done a marvellous job n so has john hannah and lucy lawless.and i desperately wait for season 2 to air but i agree with most of the people that if the cast is replaced specially with those three characters the show wouldnt be the same.
    andy man i wish u a speedy recover and the best of health.
    peace

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