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Wentworth Miller May Replace Andy Whitfield as 'Spartacus'

October 15, 2010 (3:17 am) 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'.

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" may move on with replacing . Miller claimed his fame through FOX's "" which ended last year after four seasons. He recently portrayed Chris Redfield in "" but apart from his guest starring appearance on "", 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 "" 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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