As you’ll recall, when it became a sure thing that star Andy Whitfield would not and could not reprise his role as Spartacus in the second season of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, former “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller expressed interest in taking over. That was met with a lot of negativity, as Miller isn’t nearly buff enough to pull off the role. But if not Miller, then how about Miller’s “Prison Break” co-star Dominic Purcell?
TVLine says they’ve received news that Purcell has screen tested for the role to replace Whitfield, though it’s unclear where he is in the pecking order of potential replacements. Liam McIntyre, who was the last man standing during the early rounds of replacement screen testing, is still the frontrunner, but word is, he has a lot of bulking up to do to carry off the Gladiator role.
Who will cry Spartacus when all the bodies fall? Stay tune!