Liam McIntyre

Liam McIntyre

Actor Liam McIntyre will replace the belated Andy Whitfield as Spartacus in the second season of the popular TV Series, Spartacus: Vengeance, previously Spartacus: Blood and Sand. When McIntyre learned of Whitfield’s death, he said, “You can’t imagine how sad that day was.” Executives spent months deciding whether to keep the show going after Whitfield left — and who should play him. To earn the role, McIntyre had to work out intensely by lifting heavy weights — sometimes while running, he said. Starz received regular updates on his physique, and eventually he beefed up enough to win them over.

 

Spartacus: Vengeance