‘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.

  • el magnifico
    August 27, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    petris and his boyfriend are fags though i love the film

  • Thomasbyrne101
    August 25, 2010 at 12:37 am

    i think iknow how the writers in tend to finish this whole that the gladiators become the babarians that bring rome to its knees

  • Sherry T. in LA.
    August 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Andy, wishing you a speedy recovery! You are awesome in Spartacus. Love the show and can’t wait till you are on the TV screen in my home once again!!

  • Ismaillebonon
    August 23, 2010 at 9:50 am

    i like urelia cock wit her inside her

  • Yamby
    August 22, 2010 at 3:40 am

    jupiter’s cock!!

  • fuck
    August 21, 2010 at 7:01 am

    let me take Andy’s place, it would be brilliant

  • Bullshar
    August 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Great Series get well soon Andy.
    Pete B

  • Quim
    August 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    the best of recoveries to get you back on screen really fast !!

  • Kris_Androff
    August 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    well all i can say is that this Spartacus has a lot of voilence and sex in which i became very addicted good luck with ure recovery .Cant w8 for season 2

  • Joethewizzard
    August 18, 2010 at 12:13 am

    wish u well such a great actor there has to be season 2 with u fingers crossed

  • dav
    August 17, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    hope he comes back with as much fight as he has in the series goog luc to him great actor

  • Oguejioforzico
    August 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    i wish him quick recovering,but if there is no season 2 many people will not be happy.

  • OPEYEMIADELEKE
    August 16, 2010 at 10:28 am

    The season 2 would be nothing if u dont beat dis sickness of urs,may d lord u r serving be wit u.u have been so wonderful.From dat sick bed of urs,try getin up cos people out there wants no other person but* ANDY*WISH U QUICK RECOVERY.

  • Lucian
    August 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Andy will be fine bcoz he can have a cure.. i cant wait for the seazon 2:D

  • Paul
    August 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    if they change Spartacus: to a diffrent actor they will lose rateings

  • Rome
    August 15, 2010 at 2:37 am

    May the Gods be with you Andy!

  • Lordkiros
    August 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I hope he makes it!! He is a great actor!! I believe that series has set a precedent. I can’t believe these are the same creators that made Hercules and Zena back in the 90’s.

  • Anonymous
    August 14, 2010 at 12:46 am

    i am waiting for spartacus season 2 pls. release it now or never. tooooooooo sweetttttttttttttttt.

  • MattyRiot
    August 12, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    This show was unbelievable! it had me hanging on to every word. i don’t watch much TV but i wouldn’t miss this show for anything.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery, because it would not be the same without you!

  • Frederickmojojojo
    August 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    spartacus blood and sand is amazing you cant beat it. but andy you better get well soon other wise it wont be as good, well it will just not as good so just hurry up and get well soon

  • Ngurbi
    August 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    get well soon Andy

  • vinny
    August 11, 2010 at 5:54 am

    i love it over and over again cant wait till season 2 comes out

  • Dawn
    August 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    hope you have a speedy recovery best series ive seen in ages would watch it again

  • Uchedonald
    August 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    get well soooon andy

  • Johnwerenyakiti
    August 10, 2010 at 6:46 am

    all the best in your recovery.

  • Foreverzubu
    August 10, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I have never liked a series so much in my life. This is better than some of the oscar nominated movies. Hats off.

  • Sprifield
    August 9, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    we love the movie like heaven…i wish his speedy recovery

  • Somolar
    August 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    All the best for Andy's recovery, we need u man.

  • J Tracy
    August 9, 2010 at 11:01 am

    All the best for Andy's recovery.

  • Portia
    August 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    SO WHEN WILL IT COME OUT

  • Lesley Miller
    August 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I would like to wish Andy Whitfield a speedy recovery and very good health, and keep well, I will pray for you xx

    Love Lesley Miller, from Redhill, Surrey England

  • Lesnicholss41
    August 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    A personal comment to the actor andy whitfield. Andy i must admit until spartacus blood and sand i had never heard of you as i live in england. but i must tell you this my friend. you are without doubt one of the finest actors i have ever seen in any drama fromm either side of the pond. i my wife and my family and i am sure millions more wish you a speedy recovery and eagerly await your return as spartacus. a role you were born to play. god bless you.

  • Lesnichollls41
    August 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I would just like to say that i live in england and we are in tv terms pretty much censored and over protected when it comes to making drama seem real over here. but i have just watched spartacus blood and sand season one and i have to say i think it is the best thing i have ever watched to come from the usa., bloody brilliant in every detail. i studied roman history and i have never seen a depiction of how things really were that hit the mark until now. i applaud the actors all of them each and every one gave a performance worthy of numerous awards and the special effects were outstanding. you have restored my faith in american dramas and i will eagerly await season 2 and all others with baited breath. BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Arc-Angelz
    August 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    'CANCER' To wat purpose? To wat end? GLORY or DISHONOR?
    KILL THEM ALL.KILL KILL KILL KILL DEM CANCER ALL

  • Jpparris1984
    August 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    and we dont want nobody else to play the role only andy can handle that it want be the same watchin someone else

  • Jpparris1984
    August 4, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    ya hurry and get well bud cant wait to see u kick sum more ass

  • Adeayoconcepts
    August 4, 2010 at 10:33 am

    its intresting

  • Nelly13
    August 1, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Get better soon Andy.As much as i love the show your health is paramount.Serious withdrawal symptoms now the show has finished boohoo

  • Adam
    July 31, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    amazing show can't wait for season 2 hope for andy whitfields health and the rest of the cast

  • Debo Adewumi, Nigeria
    July 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    u wont believe i watch this movie frm night till dawn…… down to earth!!! nollywood should take a cue!!!

  • Isaac
    July 31, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Amazing show. Loved it. best thing ive watched in years. It was crude. Vulgar. Aggresive. very easily caught my eye. Batiartus and his wife didnt survive. I think the sequel will be about him getting back at the legatus. Him and his wife survived. I cant wait for season 2. Ill eagerly await for it to come out on netflix so i can watch it whenever.

  • Uu
    July 30, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Bla Bla Bla, and somwbody kow WHEN season two comes out??''

  • Adam
    July 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Somebody quite knowledgable in these things tells me Batiatus and his wife survived the breakout. For all it made good TV, if you wanted to retain Lawless and Hannah you should have gone with historical accuracy. Even though there wouldn't be much point setting series 2 around Batiatus and his wife since Spartacus and his men were encamped on Mt. Vesuvius after their escape.

  • Adam
    July 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I'll probably skip the prequel due to my hatred for all things “spin-off”. Absolutely love series 1, however. It's the best things I've seen on TV since The Sopranos.

  • celt
    July 30, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I gotta say, I didnt catch any of it when I had stars, but I just watched the entire first season in a few days on netflix. …… OMFG!!! WOW!! Awsome show!! I'm a serious history buff (which is why I didnt watch it on stars, historical type shows are dissapointing usualy) and this is the best ancient history show ever by far. And oohhh the decadence!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!! Love it!!

  • Lawal_adebowale
    July 30, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I LOVE IT

  • Malissays_rose
    July 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    this is a sex film but i love it

  • XxTRAVxX
    July 28, 2010 at 6:58 am

    i hope he gets better this show is the best thing on tv there hasent bin nothing like it in years

  • Jaditier
    July 28, 2010 at 5:55 am

    I havnt felt this sad since I was a kid and two actors in A-Team (the series) both were diagnosed with cancer and quit the show.

  • Ella
    July 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I saw the first episode and was in awwweee by this show, its wicked!!! Wouldnt be the same with out you Andy Whitfield… Wish you all best health!!!

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