The New Spartacus is Liam McIntyre

Posted January 17th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Starz has announced they have officially cast Australian actor Liam McIntyre in the role of Spartacus for season two. He replaces Andy Whitfield as he continues treatment for non-hodgkin’s lymphoma which has prevented him from returning to the show. Spartacus was a breakout hit for the network, and season two was put on hold until the decision was made to re-cast. Production is expected to start this spring and will likely premiere next January.

The announcement comes just days before the premiere of the six episode prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Whitfield reportedly does make a cameo appearance in the prequel which focuses on the rise of the House of Batiatus.