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It's Down To Two! Who Will Replace Andy Whitfield On Spartacus: Blood And Sand?

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Given the really tragic circumstances surrounding this, it will be a pretty somber victory for either of these guys.

After actor Andy Whitfield's cancer returned in September and forced him to resign from his title role on the Starz series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the second season of the show has been in limbo as producers attempt to find a suitable replacement for the part.

Although three relatively unknown actors were said to be in contention, sources close to the production are now linking former Prison Break actor Dominic Purcell as the number one choice to replace Whitfield!

The actor is said to have e-mailed a screen-test to the Starz head honchos last Friday, and the decision is now between him and Liam McIntyre, whom we're hearing may not have the muscular frame to convincingly portray the character!

Hmm. We definitely think Liam looks a lot more like Andy, but he definitely needs to be pretty jacked if he's going to be a gladiator, so we can understand why Dominic has been pulled in for consideration, as well!

This is a toughie!

What do U think?? Who should get the part??

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Major Hotties Considered For Spartacus Lead

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And then there were three.

With Andy Whitfield officially out of the hit Starz show (feel better, BB!), the search is one for someone to replace him. We're told that the list has been narrowed down to three, rather unknown actors to play the role. This week Stephen Amell, Aiden Turner and Liam McIntyre will all be flown to New Zealand to screen test for the starring role Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Sources believe that by the beginning of next week, the show will have its new hunk.

And what a delicious lot to choose from.

Hmm! Whoever is the casting director for this has the best job ever!

They're all so delectable, it's hard for us to choose! Who do U think is the best fit?

P.S. - Enjoy more sekiness in the photo gallery below!

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We Want You As Spartacus, Wentworth!

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While we continue to be sad that Andy Whitfield had to leave Spartacus: Blood and Sand due to health issues, we're def liking this potential replacement!

Prison Break's Wentworth Miller has expressed interest in the role, and we think he'd be great for it!

Okay, so maybe he hasn't been extremely busy lately and yeah, maybe he could stand to bulk up a bit, but he's totally the right guy to take on this role!

We're not sure who else might arise as potential Spartacus candidates, but we can tell you right now that we are absolutely on Team Wentworth.

What do U think about Wentworth Miller as Spartacus?

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Starz Is Recasting Spartacus, They've Decided

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It has to be done, unfortunately.

Starz has put officially put out a casting notice looking for someone to replace Andy Whitfield on Spartacus. Since the actor has been advised by his doctors to resume "aggressive treatment" for his lymphoma, the studio was faced with a decision to either end the show all together or recast their star.

It seems the choice has been made.

It's a truly sucky situation for Andy, but his health is much more important!

We just hope he gets better soon!

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Future Of Starz' Spartacus Unsure As Star Andy Whitfield Battles Cancer

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Very nice to hear that Starz is involving Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield in the process of deciding the fate of the show.

Spartacus Executive Producer Steven S. DeKnight has stated that he wants to speak about the show's future with Whitfield, who has unfortunately departed from the series due to a cancer relapse.

Here's what DeKnight had to say about it:

“The two main options are to close up shop or recast. I want to talk to Andy and find out how he feels about the options. That’s obviously very important to us."

More from DeKnight:

“We’re still absorbing what’s happened. I think it’s going to be a little while before we reach any conclusions.”

DeKnight has made it clear that Whitfield's health is his primary concern. Here's what he had to say about it:

“He’s a trooper. He has a very positive outlook.”

We're happy to see the respect and care that Starz and DeKnight are giving to Andy Whitfield.

We wish Andy the absolute best, and we hope things work out with Spartacus, one way or another!

What do U think they should do? Recast or close up shop?

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