Michael Ausiello confirmed that Starz has officially started looking for an actor to replace Andy Whitfield on Spartacus.
According to the just-released casting notice, producers are searching for a Caucasian male in his mid to late 30s to play the “smart, intense, passionate” title role. Interested parties must have an authentic British accent and be prepared to sign a 3-year contract.
Whitfield was forced to bow out of the show’s second season after doctors advised him to resume “aggressive treatment” for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Last week, executive producer Steven S. DeKnight said that the production would either “close up shop or recast”. It looks like they’re moving forward with the latter.