‘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.

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    October 8, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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  • Sparta
    August 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    expecting Andy back to his form

  • Andy O
    August 11, 2011 at 7:32 am

    dont worry andy the gods will shine on you

  • Brianswanson37
    July 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    wish the crap movies they make were as good as sparticus is made think its 1 the best ive ever seen ,should make films as well might be worth start going to the pic again ,,come on whitfield you can beat it wish you all the best  

  • Ehsan
    March 26, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Andy dont be a pit dog, you still need to send many to hell..get well soon you are to brilliant

  • S Bvute
    March 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    get well soon & jam cock in fucking ass

  • Leot1a
    March 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I am saddened to hear this I wish Andy a speedy recovery. I prayer are with him at this time and know he will beat this. Best wishes Andy..

  • Sincerelysimple82
    February 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    nooooooooooooo

  • Bla
    February 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Epic ending to season 2!! Great series! Get well Andy, Season 3 cant happen without you.

  • Ancel
    February 26, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    the best movie …………………kenya

  • Alana Burke
    February 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    which station is spartacus showing as can’t find it on the tv guide

    • Toddthebard
      February 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      starz

  • Nicole
    January 20, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Nicole here and I can assure you all that Spartacus season 2 is almost here and will be action-packed. I work for DISH Network and we’re all anticipating a prequel to a show that made us all upgrade to HD. There’s no better way to watch gladiators duke it out than in the best HD provided by DISH. Andy I heart you and can’t wait to catch you in HD for season 3!

    • S7494
      January 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      When is season 2 on? can’t find it on my tv planner!!! Don’t want to miss it???

      Thanks

      • Nicole
        January 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm

        Sorry I couldn’t get back to you sooner but season 2 already started…it’s airing once more this Friday and Saturday…don’t miss it!

  • Malcomexkingstone
    January 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

    its my greatest movie ever, ive watched more than 20times

  • summer
    January 14, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I just watching and I can’t get enough of Andy.

  • Lex 300
    January 12, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Without andy the show is not going to be as as good as the first season its going too suck….Get well soon ANDY

    • Martin
      March 19, 2011 at 2:25 am

      But Gannicus was a great replacement, cant wait to see Andy back though.

  • Mmntw
    January 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    get well soon andy, YOU FUCKING ROCK mate 🙂

  • devi
    January 11, 2011 at 11:07 am

    thats stupid how are you going to have lucy lawless when she is dead she died in the first one.

    • Bonx711
      January 15, 2011 at 3:42 am

      For the PREQUEL dum ass

  • Lebnaniboy
    January 10, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Love the show, huge fan, but can’t be done right without you Andy, wish you well.

  • Lebnaniboy
    January 10, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Love the show, huge fan, but can’t be done right without you Andy, wish you well.

  • chris_from_south
    January 8, 2011 at 5:10 am

    P.S. get well Andy Whitfield my heart and prayers go out to you and your family

  • Chris_from_south
    January 8, 2011 at 5:08 am

    This is one of the Best Series ever on TV; I love this show from the very start until the last episode, which was one of the best ever; being a tough guy I almost cried when Spartacus had to kill his best friend vargo. If these actors don’t win some awards then none of those awards show are worth a nickle.

  • porgywhit1
    January 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    wish you well pal best show ever on the telly

  • Rahjah3000
    January 5, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Get Well soon andy!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  • Jarongjun
    January 5, 2011 at 1:10 am

    very good

  • R3plicant.
    December 30, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Get well soon Andy. Love the show, great performances from all, love the fights, love the nudity, love the OTT violence, love the whole lot, it’s great. Hope you get a speedy recovery and have time to recuperate afterwards. Best health for 2011 Andy, we’re all behind you man! Peace, R3p’.

    • Sunday Fubara
      March 26, 2011 at 11:40 am

      i also pray that Andy WhitField will recover fully and faster cuz am tired of waiting for the season two (2) of Spartacus Blood and Sand

  • Ealiwor
    December 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

    the best series ever…………………………

  • hazzz
    December 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    so i dunt get wut they mean on a preauil of season 2 didnt spartacus kill battailus or however his name is spelled, so is andy going to keep acting or not, cuz hes a very good actor with out him the series wont be the same i hope u the best andy in ur treatment i hope u get well soon

  • Nia Marie
    December 9, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Get well Andy, hail Spartacus, tend to your wounds then return to the arena, where we will all wait for you 🙂

    God bless, Aykut and Nia Yilikan

  • Jimmy404
    November 29, 2010 at 11:36 am

    pls we are waiting for the season two

  • James stiers
    November 22, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Take all the time you need Andy! a show is just a show, your health is more important. Now, with that said i wish you a speedy recovery so we can get on with season two lol. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jim Stiers.

  • ESSIEN AKAN
    November 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I CAN`T 4 D SEASON 2 OF SPATACUS

  • Megrim
    November 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Tend to the Wound indeed. Get better!

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