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‘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.

  • Colossal Minion
    July 25, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !! SPARTACUS !!

  • Rafael
    July 25, 2010 at 10:03 am

    May he recover to full health swiftly. I think I'm not the only one who believes he's a very talented actor and has a lot to offer to universal entertainment and culture. We shall witness his performance no longer as Spartacus the gladiator, but the great strategist who made Rome put his name somewhere next to Hannibal's.

    From Greece, a great fan of Spartacus

  • Goddess Drew
    July 24, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Sending up prayers for a speedy recovery for a very gifted and gorgeous actor. A prequel would be great! LOVE the show!

    Diehard Fan in Los Angeles

  • Nl-gabber
    July 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    We all hope you get better real quick.

    Good luck Andy Whitfield,
    The Netherlands

  • Alexander
    July 23, 2010 at 10:23 am

    This is the bomb

  • Alberick magbitang
    July 21, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Spartacus a.k.a Andy Whitfield

    i hope you can recover the strength of a Brotherhood !
    Awoo Awoo

  • koishala
    July 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    GOOD LUCK SPARTACUS & I WISH U Q RECOVERY!!!!!

  • Spaceytracey8
    July 20, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Love the show and love your reporting of the delay to season 2. Wishing Andy Whitfield a fast recovery

  • Talghadams
    July 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

    i totaly am loving this page , because of the honesty of the production of the series of spatacus. keep it up guys an may andy whitefield ,have aspeedy recovery.

  • Razzlesr6
    July 17, 2010 at 12:49 am

    the best a real mans dream show well ok mayb sum women as well hmmm she b my dream woman haha well done guys such a great dramatic well thought out series cant wait for more

  • Twilekoola1
    July 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    loving spartacus blood & sand only hope that lucy lawless is back in season 2

  • aderemilekun
    July 13, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    If i will ever vote for the best intrigue(ing),sexiest and wonder of all seasonal movies then i best go for spartacus(blood and sand),i have never watch such movie that fastened my motives like this before…pls keep this flag flying…HOPING THE SEEK THE FATE OF THE THRACIAN IN SPARTACUS(VENGEANCE)IN THE LAND OF THE ROMANS

  • I_stand_al0n3
    July 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    PLS DONt STOP THE MOVI IS BESTIAL AL VERY GOD PLS I LOVE HIM AND PLAEASE MAKE SESON 2

  • hannibal
    July 12, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    dont wory guys season 2 wont be about gladiators anymore…it will be about raising a sclave army by spartacus and crixus and them trying to eliberate the slaves from the roman empire…dont think it will be as same as interesting as season 1…anyway hope im wrong and good luck

  • Namen
    July 9, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    i will gonna miss the hotties of season 1

  • Spararta2w
    July 9, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    i lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve this show ,never cancel this show.please

  • shark
    July 8, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I want to see next season : I love this movie 2 much

  • shark
    July 8, 2010 at 3:41 am

    I want to see next season : I love this movie 2 much

  • Omid Psycho
    July 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    How Can I download It

  • Blink_gurl28
    July 6, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Absolutely agree.. Great series…cant wait for season 2..a speedy recovery to Andy!

    • guest
      September 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm

      Must agree… May the gods grant you a fast recovery Andy. Without you the series would be like the sky without the sun, cold and rather boring. Feel better very soon! 🙂

  • Jorge P
    July 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Great series Love it……. and Good Luck ,,,,, Hope season 2 come soon

  • Zarchil
    July 5, 2010 at 4:28 am

    I want to see next sezon : (((( I love this movie :*

  • BOO
    July 4, 2010 at 3:18 am

    damn, one the greatest t.v series ever made in history………SUPPPPPEEERRRBBBBBBBB!!!!!!!

    GOOD LUCK SPARTACUS. . . .

  • maish
    July 1, 2010 at 5:47 am

    wish andy a quick recovery

  • csorp
    June 30, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    i wish him the best and a safe recovery .

  • padsta
    June 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Danielle Conner ………hear my words he has beaten the cancer… the six part spin off series starts filming soon and Andy will be in two of them the series is based around john Hannah and Lucy lawless characters, the exact date for filming of season two eludes me for now but sources say late this year early next….

  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2010 at 10:55 am

    id ask the same of you, “bruce is a fag”

  • mark
    June 29, 2010 at 6:30 am

    best show on tv well made good acting and plenty ov flesh lol get well soon mate all the best ps theres more romans to kill

  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2010 at 6:29 am

    the best show for a long time cant wait for the next one get well soon mate all the best theres more romans to get at

  • Drew Kilburn-Long
    June 23, 2010 at 4:41 am

    As a UK viewer we are still watching series 1, I have a busy work schedule but I always make time to watch Spartacus, I’m glad it’s a series and not a film because it’s gives me something to look forward to every week. It’s the best programme i’ve seen in a very long time. I hope they continue to make many more or something on a similar line, like recreate the story of william Wallace but in a series format with some fiction. The Spartacus stars are just bloody fantastic and I wish andy hood health. And the producers must have worked sooo hard to make it that I reccomend it to everyone.. Keep up the great work

  • Hardipik
    June 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    If a show can get a 100! this is one of them, Andy Whitfield was born for this roll and NO!one can fill he’s place as Spartacus , Maurissa Tancharoe with show like this you will become a legend! BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE REST OF THE charts AND CREW CEEP ON BANGING ;p

  • Asher
    June 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I agree, this is THE most best thing ive ever seen on tv, you guys are seriously good at your job

  • wela & janet
    June 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    we love it the best series ever….get well soon andy,one love…

  • wela & janet
    June 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    we love it da best series ever…get well soon.one love

  • N.Hotte
    June 22, 2010 at 9:42 am

    i dont spend to much time watching t.v at all and the only show i actually sit down and watch is spartacus, the show is great and brilliantly done. wish andy whitfield a speedy recovery. Lets GO season 2!!

  • Danielle Conner
    June 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    A JOB WELL DONE BY THE ENTIRE CAST – Andy, you get well soon and give us a great show. Bless you, and may your family remain strong for you!!! This show is extrememly amazing. I just can’t get enough. Lucy Lawless, I’ve followed you during my school girl days when you played Xena (warrior princess). Peter Mensah, your role was small yet, powerful in 300. Your facial expressions and acting are phenomenal! What can I say to you Mr. Bennett, no one can be Crixus but you. You have an animal magentism that drives us ladies into a frenzy. you show such passion in your eyes. That’s true acting ability. Mr. Taraby, I might hate you in real life, you play Ashur so well, your probably wonderful. Keep up the good work – you keep the twists sooo crooked. nice chest!

  • NSUHORIDEM
    June 21, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Excellent work, characters, arrangement, presentation and just the best. wishing Spat a quick recovery for the REVENGE OF SPAT. SERIES II.

  • padsta
    June 21, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Great news that the bringer of rain is now cancer free and is to begin training for the second series,, the spin off will begin filming soon with our champion making minor appearances, second season should begin filming late in year or start of next year. i have taken wine and thanked the gods for the favorable news, our champion has returned
    HAIL SPARTACUS !!

    • Danielle Conner
      June 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm

      Hail Spartacus…thanks for the update…whew, thank the gods! (i hope this is true)

  • ann11
    June 21, 2010 at 1:48 am

    A lot of anger on this site!

  • Jelle
    June 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Best serie ever!
    Andy, please take your time and recover mate =)
    No 2nd season without you!

  • Rhynix john.
    June 20, 2010 at 9:41 am

    thats one F***** movie iv seen lately. i just wish i was in those ages coz ild f*** till my C*** gets ……..

  • Anonymous
    June 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Dude.. this bruce guy seriously needs to remove head from thy ass!!! in the words of our beloved spartacus 😛 and second grats to the crew who made this show.. this is THE best show I have ever seen I loved every episode, it kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was gonna happen next. As for our lead character what ever you do, don’t replace him. He is the perfect actor for this part! I cant wait for season 2 even if it is delayed.

  • Anonymous
    June 19, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    hope you understand the comment.pussy

  • Dreamer
    June 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm

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

  • Uxuulu
    June 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    All of the characters in this show are awesome! The story is so gripping; I can’t get enough! They all make you feel the same blood-lusty, idol-worshiping, awe that filled the Roman spectators witnessing the real thing. Notwithstanding the fact that everyone knows how it ends, being historically based, it instills a near ravenous NEED to know what happens next. Andy portrays Spartacus brilliantly. When he turns to Batiatus and says, “I am myself again,” I almost hit my head on the ceiling! Andy, you probably have a million people praying for you. Lucy, you rock! T’is a shame your character was doomed from the get-go. I want more!

    • Danielle Conner
      June 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

      my sentiments exactly

  • batiatus
    June 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Bruce + keyboard= Pietros lol

  • V
    June 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I was never a tv show man, it was always movies with me until I saw the trailer to Spartacus. What caught my attention was the kick-ass gladiators and the hot women but after watching just the first few minutes of the show I already saw a lot of story and heart in this series. I continued watching and I have become a HUGE FAN of the show. Its hard to describe how awesome and addicting this show is, this show has amazing fights, good actors, hardcore guys, very sexy women, cool setting and great story and plot. Andy Whitfield probably my favorite actor right now, who wouldnt want to play a gladiator. God bless you Andy get well for season 2 because I am so psyched for it. O and a couple more things how old does the Spartacus for the prequel have to be? and whoever this bruce is, FUCK THAT PUTOO TWICE!. YOU ROCK ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ernie Antolin
    June 16, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Spartacus presented the gods with entertainment!!!!! Andy i pray for your fast recovery….. May the GODS favor you…..

  • Chris
    June 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Me and a group of my closest friends get together every night there is a new episode on, its a great thing to look forward during the week…

    Can’t wait for season 2 thank god its still coming
    and i’m sorry the role of spartacus is irreplaceable, good luck andy

    p.s. and bruce your an ass fagot

  • Chris
    June 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Me and a group of my closest friends get together every night there is a new episode on, its a great thing to look forward during the week…

    Can’t wait for season 2 thank god its still coming
    and i’m sorry the role of spartacus is irreplaceable, good luck andy

    p.s. and bruce your an ass fagot

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