Meet The New 'Spartacus' Star Entering The Arena

"Spartacus" fans were shocked when its charismatic star Andy Whitfield died of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in September 2011 at the unfair age of 39. Now, Australian actor Liam McIntyre is taking the lead, ready to fill Whitfield's awfully big gladiator sandals in the show's second season, "Spartacus: Vengeance."

The road ahead won't be an easy one for McIntyre, who is ten years younger than his predecessor in the role. Both "Spartacus" and Whitfield were wildly popular, breaking ratings records for Starz and drawing in approximately 6 million viewers per episode, according to the channel. When McIntyre steps into the arena for the first time, he'll be fighting as much for fans' acceptance as he will be for the rights of the rebel slaves that Spartacus leads into battle. Read More...


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