Lesley-Ann Brandt will not appear in the upcoming second season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The actress portrayed Naevia in the series, a part that will now be re-cast. Naevia is a slave to Lucy Lawless' Lucretia character, and the lover of Manu Bennett's character, Crixus.
Lesley-Ann Brandt is leaving Spartacus: Blood and Sand
The actress decided not to renew her contract for the Starz program. She also appears in the prequel series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which premiered last month. Lesley-Ann Brandt recently landed a recurring role on CSI: NY and is also auditioning for roles on upcoming pilots.
We reported a month ago that Liam McIntyre is the new Spartacus on the series, replacing Andy Whitfield, who had to bow out to undergo cancer treatments.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand will start production on Season 2 in the very near future.