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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by armophob, Jan 8, 2011.
Time to update the DVRs. It is not Blood and sand this time.
Good call. This a 6 episode prequel running 6 consecutive Fridays as you wrote beginning on the 21st.
I just realized this myself. Why would they do a prequel? The storyline going forward would have been awesome.
I'm wondering now if "Gods of the Arena" is a spin-off and we'll still get new "Blood and Sand" episodes later.
Spartacus Season 2 a Go Without Andy Whitfield
January 07, 2011
As first reported at Entertainment Weekly earlier today, Starz has given a green light to a second season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand despite lead actor Andy Whitfield bowing out of the series after a recurrence of cancer.
By moving forward, the lead role of Spartacus will obviously need to be re-cast. Starz has been working on this effort for several weeks and presumably is getting close to selecting their new leading man by locking in the show's continuation. Producer Rob Tapert told EW that whomever is chosen will be encompassing a slightly different portrayal of Spartacus as the season is no longer set in the ludus as the entirety of season one was.
Starz is expected to make a formal Spartacus Season 2 announcement at the TCA press tour with a spring shoot and early 2012 premiere.
The Spartacus universe will continue on January 21 with the spin-off prequel, Gods of the Arena, debuting exclusively on Starz. Whitfield is expected to appear in the show in a cameo role.
But it's good to know that "Blood and Sand" will be back eventually, even though another actor will play Spartacus.
Yeah, I can't imagine another actor being Spartacus. Andy was awesome and from I've seen/read he's a good guy off screen. Hope he makes a full recovery.
I have a feeling season 2 is a long way off so I wish we were getting more than only these 6 prequel episodes.
I was googling Jamie Murray the actress who played Lila on Dexter and HG Wells on Warehouse 13. She has a role in the this series, her name Gaia but I think she is only in one episode though.
Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?
Yeah, this is how great a guy Andy Whitfield is - and I'm NOT being sarcastic.
When his cancer came back, the producers were thinking about holding up the second season (not to be confused with the 'prequel season). Whitfield told them to go ahead and hire another actor to play his role because some 250 people depended on that show for their livelihoods and he didn't want THEM to suffer without work or pay because of HIS illness!
When I heard that, I was first shocked and then just wished I could somehow give this guy an "Attaboy!" for thinking of others like that!
Please not Gerard Butler, please please please not that.
Maybe that guy from Avatar.
Bump for the premiere tonight @ 10 PM!!
But I'll add the picture:
And, no, I don't.
Good shot. "Ahh Scraps is a boy dog."
Liam McIntyre is assuming Andy's role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand according to IMDB and other sources.
Don't really know who he is and haven't really seen any of his films.
Looks like he was in The Pacific series. I don't recognize him. But they were pretty much always covered in mud and blood.
Great premiere! I can't wait to see how Batiatus gets his revenge. The lines these guys are given continue to crack me up. The blindfolded victory was a joke. Impossible. I was not of Lucy Lawless in Season 1. Maybe it's the dark hair, but she looks better this time. Maybe she lost a little weight too.
The Oenomaus story is interesting. I'm sure we'll see how Ashur messes up his leg and of course how Crixus becomes great. Looking forward to episode 2.
The wife and I really enjoyed the 1st episode.
I liked the episode but I'm not a huge fan of prequels, at all. What's the point? We know how it ends...
Ha. I could never get into Star Wars Episodes 1-3 either. I suppose in this case it's just to quench the audience's lust for sex and violence. It's mostly cheap entertainment as well as trying to throw us a bone as wait for Season 2. The next 5 episodes will fly by.