Spartacus is a TV series that premiered on Starz in 2010. The series is based on the historical figure Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BC led a major slave revolt againist the Roman Republic. The second season was delayed because lead actor Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. But, because of the delay Starz produced a six episode preque leading up to the first season. When Whitfield was cancer free, pre-production began, but they replaced Whitfield with actor Liam McIntyre for the role of Spartacus, and unfortunately, Whitfield died in 2011. Starz announced that the third season will be the final season.
Spartacus features Liam McIntyre, John Hannah, Manu Bennett, and Jai Courtney in association with Steven S. DeKnight, Robert Tapert, and Sam Raimi.
Principal Casting Information
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