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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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