Cruely, Spartacus star Andy Whitfield has cancer. We hope he can beat it. Season 2 – Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is set before Spartacus arrives at the ludus.
Batiatus, played by Hannah, is neither the head of the family nor the ludus. Gannicus is the lead gladiator and the House of Batiatus finds itself fighting to earn the respect of Capua. Gannicus must survive to keep his place in the ludus and become the champion in all of Capua.
Season 2 is expected to hit the states in January 2011.
In the mean time we shouldn’t forget Andy Whitfield. Hopefully he’s doing as well as his statement via Starz suggests. In it he says;
To all of you incredibly generous human beings, who have supported, cared and collectively shared your stories, well wishes and inspiring words, all of which have had a profound and moving impact on me. Your time, energy and compassion have been the lift needed to glide over some of the bumpy terrain of the last few months. Thank you.
I am now training again and hungry to reunite with the fantastic cast and crew.
After this unexpected challenge but truly rewarding chapter, I have emerged feeling stronger, with a greater focus, commitment and passion and even more profound love of my family and friends.
I am very grateful for the extraordinary journey that was Season 1 and now after my own personal shake up, am even more determined and passionately committed to having Season 2 be very special indeed.