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Spartacus: What to Expect in Season 2 (Beyond the Blood and Bodies)

Liam McIntyre, Lucy Lawless

"I am Spartacus."

Newcomer Liam McIntyre pronounces these iconic words in Spartacus: Vengeance, which returns to Starz for its second season on Friday at 10/9c. In a way, the Aussie is proclaiming the new regime, both as the slave who won his freedom and as the actor who stepped into Spartacus' shoes after Andy Whitfield had to exit because of lymphoma. (Whitfield died in September.)

McIntyre: Andy Whitfield's death was the "saddest day" on the Spartacus set

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Spartacus' Liam J. McIntyre: Andy Whitfield's Death Was the "Saddest" Day on Set

Liam McIntyre , Andy Whitfield

Liam McIntyre was working on the set of Spartacus the day that he learned that his predecessor Andy Whitfield had succumbed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last fall. Whitfield first filled the title role of Starz's bloody gladiator drama.

"It's probably the saddest thing I ever had to be part of," McIntyre told critics Friday at the network's winter previews... read more

Starz Orders Another Season of Spartacus

Liam McIntyre

Spartacus will be back for a third season, Starz announced Monday.

"There is no denying the impact Spartacus has had in the marketplace with fans across the globe thirsting for the continuation of the epic tale," said Carmi Zlotnick, an executive with the premium cable outlet.

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Spartacus Returns With a Vengeance in January

Liam McIntyre

Bloodshed and bare bodies will return to Starz in January.

The network announced Thursday that the second season of its hit sword-and-sandal series, Spartacus: Vengeance, will premiere Friday, Jan. 27 at 10/9c.

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Starz to Pay Tribute to Spartacus's Andy Whitfield

Andy Whitfield

Starz plans to pay tribute to Andy Whitfield, the former star of Spartacus: Blood and Sand who died last week after a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Spartacus star Andy Whitfield dies of lymphoma at 39

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c, Starz will air... read more

Spartacus Star Andy Whitfield Dies of Lymphoma at 39

Andy Whitfield

Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield has died. He was 39.

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Whitfield died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Sydney on Sunday, his manager, Sam Maydew, told The Associated Press. In a statement, Whitfield's wife, Vashti, called her husband a "beautiful young warrior" who died in the "arms of his loving wife," according to the AP.

Whitfield, a Welsh actor who lived in Australia, was virtually unknown to American audiences when he was cast in the lead of the graphically violent and sexual Starz series.... read more

VIDEO: Check Out the Blood-Soaked Spartacus: Vengeance Trailer

Liam McIntyre

Blood! Sex! Swords! More blood! What else would you expect from Spartacus: Vengeance?

The full-length trailer for Season 2 of the Starz series — which premiered at Comic-Con last week — has been released and it's ...
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Spartacus Roll Call: Andy Whitfield "Doing Very Well," Liam McIntyre Embraced

Liam McIntyre

Andy Whitfield may not have attended the Spartacus: Vengeance panel at Comic-Con on Friday, but his presence was still felt by fans and former castmates who missed his performance as the iconic slave on the first season of the Starz sword-and-sandal drama. The actor had dropped out of the series to battle non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
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Spartacus' Recasting Continues: Cynthia Addai-Robinson to Play Naevia

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Cynthia Addai-Robinson will replace Lesley-Ann Brandt as Naevia in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

In the prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Brandt played body slave Naevia to Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) and then eventually became the lover of Crixus the gladiator in the original series' first season. Brandt decided not to... read more

Manu Bennett on Spartacus' Prequel Finale, Season 2 and Liam McIntyre

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

Besides lots of bloodshed, Manu Bennett says there are no guarantees when it comes to Friday's Spartacus: Gods of the Arena finale (Starz, 10/9c).

"Nothing means anything," he tells TVGuide.com. "Episode 6 has a big turn of events that creates the unexpected. That's kind of the nature of our show. It's not always happy or what everybody wants or expects, but there's a lot in store that will change the dynamics again."

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