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And The New Spartacus Is…

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liam mcintyre is the new spartacus

Liam McIntyre!

Last week, we learned that it was between Liam McIntyre and Dominic Purcell for the lead role in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Now, we've learned that Australian actor McIntyre has been chosen as the replacement for Andy Whitfield, after he had to exit the series to resume his cancer treatment.

Here's what Starz president/CEO Chris Albrecht had to say about the casting decision:

“Since no one can really replace Andy, we realized that we should instead find an actor who can truly lead Spartacus forward. It was important to us to have Andy endorse the idea of recasting this part, which he did in the same heroic manner that he’s dealt with his whole ordeal. And that, coupled with our fortune in finding a young actor with the gladiator credentials and the acting ability of Liam, makes it easier for us to keep this hit franchise going.”

We weren't 100% sure if Liam was jacked enough to play a gladiator, but he def looks more like Andy than Dominic Purcell, so overall, we're thinking this was a solid decision…esp if he can bulk up a bit before the show begins!

What do U think? Did they choose the right Spartacus?

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9 comments to “And The New Spartacus Is…”

  1. 1

    It's gonna be hard seeing a different Spartacus. Andy was amazing in that show but I will do my best to give this guy a chance!

  2. 2

    This guy will be good. Give him a chance.

  3. 3

    Should have been Purcell, he looks stronger.

  4. 4

    guys named Liam are always super sexy, I swear!

  5. 5

    Hi there, well I did not know it was down to those two, but of the two Liam is the right choice. I was seriously hoping for someone amazing like Michael Fassbender (see: Fish Tank Inglorious Bastards)…he probably wasn't interested though as he's really pursuing film these days. But he would have killed it. His physiquie was the absolute best, hands down, in 300. HOT HOT HOT. Oh, on tv he did a BBC series called HEX where he played the devil who was the best looking demon I've ever seen. I want to see him way more on film or tv!

  6. 6

    I KNOW LIAM! He works for the same company that I do! Super nice guy, congrats!

  7. rsvp says – reply to this


    He's gorgeous. Too bad for the circumstances of the hire.

  8. 8

    wont be as good as the original guy.
    but can't miss out on the show

  9. 9

    good, now get filming for fucks' sake!