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Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Spartacus prequel show coming, minus star with cancer

Starz is developing a prequel to its hit Spartacus that won't focus on its star, who has fallen ill.

Andy Whitfield, aka Spartacus, dies of lymphoma at age 39
Dec 15, 2012

Sadly, Andy Whitfield, who starred as the lead character in Starz' Spartacus: Blood and Sand, died yesterday in Sydney, Australia, only 18 months after he'd been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Why the bloody, sexy Spartacus was renewed before it premiered
Dec 14, 2012

Action, characters, intrigue, romance, excitement ... and a topless Lucy Lawless.

Lucy Lawless gets naked on Spartacus, and there's way more
Dec 14, 2012

Forget blood and sand, there's a lot of skin and sex in Starz's upcoming Spartacus series.

Spartacus star has cancer, but outlook is good
Dec 14, 2012

The star of the Starz series will begin treatment immediately in New Zealand.

How TV's new Spartacus will 'bend' history
Dec 14, 2012

The producers detail their approach to the retelling of the swords-and-sandals epic story.