Andy Whitfield's role to be recast in Spartacus

Spartacus: Blood & Sand may soon have a new lead with reports the Starz network are looking to recast departed actor Andy Whitfield’s role.

Whitfield unfortunately was forced to leave the series’ second season after a recurrence of his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The Hollywood Reporter says Starz is has started talks with casting directors over the possibility of hiring another actor to play the role of Spartacus.

The leading option is to directly replace Whitfield with a new actor but there is the possibility of centring the series on a new main character.

Whitfield has given his full support for the network to pursue another actor for the role.

Source: Digital Spy

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