Andy Whitfield, a Welsh actor and model, passed away at the age of 39 earlier this month. Whitfield played the leading role in the Starz series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
After Andy Whitfield, the original actor who played Spartacus, passed away last year due to non Hodgkin lymphoma, I was hesitant to check out the second season of the series entitled Spartacus: Vengeance.
I felt that Andy was the best possible actor to play the part and that no one could embody the spirit of the Thracian champion other than him. But being a fan of the series, I eventually gave it a shot to see how Australian actor Liam McIntyre, his replacement, would fare.
Spartacus: Vengeance premiered last year on Starz, and creator, writer, and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight spoke with the media recently about working on a unique show like Spartacus.