Steven S. DeKnight, the creator of Starz’ "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" and its prequel "Gods of the Arena," tells EW.com’s Inside TV blog that he could see the show lasting "anywhere from three to six seasons."
"Budget is not a small part of it. As the gladiator war continues and Spartacus’ army grows, it becomes more difficult to produce on a TV budget," DeKnight notes.
He adds that the second season of "Spartacus" will air at the end of next January, because "our post-production process takes so long."
He also notes that Starz will be airing "Camelot" in the spring and "Torchwood" in the summer.
Asked about "Spartacus" star Andy Whitfield, who left the series to get treatment for cancer, DeKnight says, "Last I heard he’s doing great, fighting the good fight, very much concentrating on his health and family."