Spartacus: Blood and Sand is getting a second season with the Starz network despite the fact it hasn’t announced who will replace actor Andy Whitfield, who withdrew due to non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
“We’re very confident about where we are in the casting process of finding a lead actor to step into Spartacus’ sandals,” said Starz’s CEO Chris Albrecht, “though we’ll never be able to replace Andy Whitfield.”
Actors reported to be in the running for the lead include Stephen Amell, Aiden Turner and Liam McIntyre (The Pacific, Neighbours).
The second season is likely to go into production in the US but is not expected to air before 2012.
Meanwhile the prequel, Gods of the Arena, premieres in the US on January 2st with Dustin Clare (pictured, Satisfaction, Underbelly) . It will air in Australia on GO!
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Source: Hollywood Reporter