‘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.

  • Sarmih
    November 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Cant wait to see it…..the best movie ever wacth

  • Jiloman02
    November 16, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Dear Andy, please get well

  • Sparta Fan
    November 13, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Spartacus…tend to the wound… =)

  • rodrigojara
    November 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    yaaaa pero cuando sera transmitida la segunda temporada quien cresta sabe ?????……….. ah y que se recupere pronto el andy

  • Historian
    November 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Andy please be fine, not that i care about you, i only want season two !, dumb americans…this show is good but so so many amatuer flaws, i can live with it since nothing else has come close

  • Beatrice Russell
    November 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    season 2 without Andy will be a different movie. Andy , I wish you a speedy recovery, I just can’t wait for you to get well.

  • Deifapero
    November 6, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    andy you are more important to me than the season 2 pls get well soon

  • Charliegirl1981
    November 6, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Cant wait to see it.. massive fan.. best TV series ever .

  • Dozieazos
    October 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    O lord,best movie ever watched in d whole century.i pray for a quick recovery,we would wait my love Andy.

  • solomon ebong
    October 29, 2010 at 11:40 am

    the best movie ever wacth

  • Marcusrocks 1108
    October 29, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Too bad the producer did not talk to SCA late roman buff to get history and historical costumes right 1. the roman legionary is wearing chainmail or scale armour and different helmets, you are 100-150 years off, Like fighting solders of USA civil war dressed like WW 2 soldiers with 1860 weapons. 2.Caryage fell to the romans about 100years before spartacus if not longer. 3.The guards were bribed from Capua “Police” force and were like security guards in training received-not te regular US army. Off duty politicians did not wear their armour in Rome or City like Capua. I’m nor blaming you but the info could have been received from me for a cup of coffee…Nikoli pen name

  • Kathy
    October 27, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Andy u’re a great and strong actor.. best of regards.. see u soon!

  • Tim_e2000
    October 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Firstly, i hope Andy Whitfield has a speedy recovery and recovers to full health. Secondly, I definately would wait for andy to get better as there is no one that can fill the role, I would rather wait for him to recover than rush out season 2 with another actor

  • Cry_bronson
    October 26, 2010 at 3:22 am

    well now the best thing to do know is um the obvious jason statham

  • Adamte
    October 25, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    i just love this movie

  • Pilipinas
    October 23, 2010 at 5:15 am

    I SALUTE UUU!!!!! have a speedy recoveryyyy… for u and ur fanssss.. God bless… Pilipinas

  • Misleh
    October 22, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    wish andy health !

  • Margo
    October 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    cat w8t til it starts again (Y) all the best and get well 🙂

  • sean wragg
    October 16, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Also Andy best wishes get well soon and get back to your role.cause I don’t think no other person it actor is fit 4 that role get well soon my man may god bless u with a speedy recovery

  • sean wragh
    October 16, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Wow Andy whitfield made that show honestly and with out him the role of sparctus shall not be filled if the producers go ahead with production of season 2 without Andy a lot money and fan base would be lost and I known yall wouldn’t want that

  • dave onyeka
    October 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    i cant wait 2 watch this movie its so thrilllin and fascinatin…………..

  • Chuma
    October 13, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Best film of the century.i cant wait for the second season.By the way if anyone can connect to Whitfield,tell him to come to Synagogue church of all Nation in Lagos so Prophet T.B Joshua will Pray for him and he will be healed in Jesus Name…Amen.Please help so he can go back and conclude the film he started.

  • Bj4thewin
    October 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Erik Jensen quote: “but it’s not clear if Lucy Lawless and John Hannah will be starring in that as well.”… Are you serious? Did you watch Season 1, episode 13? Why would they return… I am not putting more detail on the question because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone whom may not have watched it yet. The series is absolutely incredible! By far the best series I have ever watched.

    • Dannyjim
      November 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm

      they were talking about a prequel

  • Segun Ijele
    October 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    i just love the movie

  • Damileskiy
    October 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    here is the best film have ever watched through out my life till date….am worried about the delay….

  • Bright kenneth
    October 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    9ICE FILM…..WHOEVER IZ D PRODUCER HE/SHE DESERVE AN AWARD……………………

  • Larrybangus
    October 1, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    that is how you send a Dog to the alterlife..Spartacus Victory..Spartacus you are summoned.Lol..Hey Buddy get well soon.

  • superwoman
    September 29, 2010 at 2:51 am

    I love you Andy and please get well soon. Im not into violence but when I saw your character I just fell in love with you. Blood and Sand needs you and noone else.

  • Danyt19
    September 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    For those of you who haven’t heard Andy’s cancer has returned. I cried the shit out of me when I heard that, especially that there are rumors saying that season 2 may be permanently canceled.

  • Olualex
    September 24, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    why is season2delayed

  • Emma_obibi
    September 24, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    ANDY,i cant wait for the shooting commence, please get well fast.

  • Be4title
    September 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    i cant wait to watch the seson 2

  • Jamaicafari
    September 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    get well quick you have the fighting spirit to win.

  • Shevy
    September 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Behold-Spartacus season 2 is on its way
    we’re still xpecting the Sagas, ANDY, keep the flag flyin

  • Kchepkurgor
    September 22, 2010 at 10:35 am

    What is beneath your feat…blood and sand water by your tears doctore……and does several other lines in the series,,,,,get well my hero!!!

  • ou
    September 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    when is d movie comin to naija spartacus season 2

  • Igizanga08
    September 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Spartarcus get well soon…We want to see some more blow jobs and fucking…I Love the Movie

  • Maxsiz4life@yahoo.com
    September 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    GET WELL SOON ANDY CUZ U HAV GOT LOT OF WORKS TO DO………I LOVE U(MAX)

  • Tmandelaw99
    September 15, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Am glad to here that Andy Whitefield is alright, Thank God, so please get to the production of the season two, I don’t want another spartacus, I want Andy Whitefield. Thanks

  • Chelistilson
    September 14, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    CAN’T WAIT TILL SEASON 2!!! I wish you the best Andy!

  • james israel
    September 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    dude, i wish you a very speedy recovery cos i can’t wait to see you back on screen.

  • Rfdghrhrrrey
    September 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    sa ma pis pe voi

    • alina
      September 18, 2010 at 11:30 am

      Ce destept consideri ca esti ca ai dat comentariul asta.

  • Joannbalistreri
    September 9, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I wish Andy a speedy recovery and back to being the best “Spartacus” I love this show, will continue to watch it as long as possible..hope that the writers will continue their fine work on this series. Love Love Love it.

  • R0nc35
    September 9, 2010 at 9:12 am

    can not say on a word… SPARTACUS….FANTASTIC….

  • maxwell
    September 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    i can wait to get my hand ans eyes on the season 2
    it is indeed to me the number one best of best that i ve ever come across

  • Ashiq-69
    September 4, 2010 at 9:21 am

    i love ‘Spartacus

  • Worldsapart1
    September 3, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I loved this series! Unfortunately I am let down in the direction they have chosen to go. They are postponing the continuation of the story line while he undergoes cancer treatments and instead are doing a type of “retelling” into some of the relationships in the gladiator house. While it will be interesting, I really look forward to when the story line continues. Now we wont have that until season 3! Who knows…..I may not live long enough to see it, much less the actors.

  • guest
    September 2, 2010 at 3:04 am

    love this series…. wish Andy the best and will wait for his recovery. This series makes me want to keep Starz on my cable lineup.

  • Kmhenderson87
    September 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Hope Andy Whitfield gets better soon would not be the same without him , cant wait for new series.

  • Lani
    August 31, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I LOVE this show, it makes me wanna work out just as much, but being a girl I don’t wanna get to big.

    • maxwell
      September 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm

      wow…try a strong guy like me for a start.

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