Wentworth Miller May Replace Andy Whitfield as 'Spartacus'

October 15, 2010 03:17:06 GMT

The 'Prison Break' alumni is yet to be confirmed as the new lead star of 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' but he is said to have 'expressed interest'.

Wentworth Miller May Replace Andy Whitfield as 'Spartacus'
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"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" may move on with Wentworth Miller replacing Andy Whitfield. Miller claimed his fame through FOX's "Prison Break" which ended last year after four seasons. He recently portrayed Chris Redfield in "Resident Evil: Afterlife" but apart from his guest starring appearance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", he is yet to land any TV role since 2009.

EW reported that Miller is touted to be the titular character in the Starz series. Recasting has been opted by the producers instead of cancellation when Whitfield announced that he withdraws from the second season. The original actor is taking a treatment of his Non-Hodgkin lymphoma which has returned since the first treatment in March this year.

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" is to start production after "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" finished its. The prequel, which doesn't concern Whitfield's Spartacus, is to bow in January 2011. The second season premiere of "Blood and Sand" is thus expected to follow around mid year as Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht revealed that they considered having a new program in 2011 slate.

Starz has not released a statement in Wenworth Miller's casting rumor.


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posted by christy on Oct 17, 2013
wentworth miller is good at what he does.what you all mad cause hes cute and you all hate him for that.get over it.
posted by Dra.Trancedi on Mar 11, 2011
i believed that miller is capable doing the role as spartacus!with his acting power and his handsome look that rolled into one,no doubt about it.
posted by Mobidman on Feb 03, 2011
Miller is the worst actor I have seen in awhile, his most recent work RE:Afterlife he was garbage. Its funny that all the ppl who want to see miller on screen are random creepy chicks.
posted by Obiora on Jan 29, 2011
Wentworth Miller is a Good actor, no problem about that but he can not be a perfect replacement for Andy.
posted by raam on Jan 23, 2011
Wentworth is the best but for the role like Spartacus he need to work for his body a lot becz. his acting skill is very good but his body in not enough for it......
posted by Kamal on Jan 23, 2011
Wentworth miller is to good for spartacus role, and i hope it's true.
posted by jingermousse on Jan 16, 2011
what about Henry Cavil... now that he's freed up from Tudors? he's beefalicious!
posted by Olayemi titus on Dec 26, 2010
I think Wentworth wil be the best person to replace him,
posted by GYMPUNK on Dec 23, 2010
Wentworth could fill the part if in shape but can he carry the emotional capacity of the role, doubtful.
posted by BigBoss on Nov 10, 2010
Come on! Are you fucking kidding me?? Went-worth as Spartacus??? Bwajajaja. Next season just won't be the same without andy. Well al least Illithya still alive, She's so fucking hot!!! Damn!!!!
posted by Bella on Nov 09, 2010
Wentworth would be the man but he needs to work on his body alot.
posted by oh hell no! on Oct 31, 2010
booooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! Wentworth's a wuss.....I mean his name is Went-worth....enough said.
posted by Cristina on Oct 30, 2010
Keep looking...Miller just doesn't seem to be the right fit - missing that certain something you could even see when looking at pics of Whitfield...
posted by albert on Oct 28, 2010
miller, oh please. his acting is not even near as good as andy;s is. not even in shape to do such a role. definitely will not be watching next season.
posted by anitia on Oct 28, 2010
miller as a replacement. are you kidding. no way. doesnt even have a british accent. does not appear to be in shape either. andy just cnnt be replaced just like that.
posted by albert on Oct 28, 2010
no way can miller fill the role of spartaus. andy just cnnt be replaced.
posted by Morenita on Oct 24, 2010
Miller has not the fisic to the role of Spartacus.
posted by Maruja on Oct 23, 2010
Gerard Butler the perfect Spartacus
posted by Jolie on Oct 23, 2010
A gay as Spartacus ? difficult to believe......
posted by Heba on Oct 15, 2010
I hope it's true.Wentworth is amazing talented actor, He'll be geart on any role he does.BTW I wish best recovery for Andy Whitfield.I don't know him but I wish he'll be healthy soon & come back for his job on another shows or movies. I hope the production company move on with Wentworth it's a great story & Went will be awesome doing this character

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