Spartacus has been renwed for a second season. Even though the show was always successful – Salem even did a review on it –  and a prequel is set to air on Jan 21 with the title “Gods of the Arena”, the original show “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” was never renewed because the main actor – Andy Whitfield –  has recurring cancer. His condition is not good and doctors have advised him not to appear in the second season. The character now will be recast, and the show will go on. I think this moment is bittersweet for Spartacus fans, but I guess the world moves on…..

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