Spartacus 2nd season delayed, 6 episode prequel to appear instead
According to Wikipedia:
On December 22, 2009, it was announced that the show was renewed for a second season before even premiering. However, on March 9, 2010, IGN.com reported that the production of Season 2 has been delayed due to star Andy Whitfield being diagnosed with early-stage Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. According to the weekly New York magazine, due to the delay, Starz is developing a six-episode prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
With only the season finale left of season one, I must say it has been a really good show. Hope Whitfield recovers soon so the 2nd season can go into production. After seeing the previews for the season finale, also can't help but wonder who will even be around for a second season. Also rather curious as to exactly what the prequel may contain.