Surviving 'Spartacus' Bloodbath, Lucy Lawless Is Back in Season 2

August 09, 2010 03:23:08 GMT

Her character Lucretia was supposed to die if Steven S. DeKnight went according to his original plan but her presence turned out the be stronger and essential for the show.


Surviving 'Spartacus' Bloodbath, Lucy Lawless Is Back in Season 2
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The writers of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" are not going to let Lucy Lawless die that easily. The actress plays Lucretia in the original Starz series and her character was among the fallen ones in the bloody season one finale. Lucretia dies in the initial script but Lawless wins over the crew's heart that her character is now made "still twitching at the end".

Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, at the Television Critics Association tour on Saturday, August 7, revealed that Lawless is a lock for season two. "Starz called, they wanted her to come back," DeKnight recalled. "I said 'absolutely not, she's gotta die, that's the way the story goes.' Then the next day I called up [exec producer Rob Tapert] and said, 'Rob, I've got an idea'."

Beside in the new season, Lawless will also appear in the prequel which has been titled "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena". It was initially a stand-alone two-hour project but they have built an extensive storyline that it now spans six hours.

"We're thrilled to be able to go back and tell a lot of the things you hear about in Season 1," DeKnight explained what the prequel is about. "Little one-liners, like when Peter Mensah [Oenomaus] mentions his wife in one line -- now we've built an entire story around that."

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posted by jaiye on Sep 14, 2010
it's a wonderful work, the seting was fantastic , let's see the season 2 soon
posted by Akeem Ilupeju on Sep 07, 2010
Please, let us from 9ja have words on the much awaited season 2 of Spartacus. In my last comment post, I mistook Naevia for Nina for..., beg your pardon for all erroneous commission, she's is the one I meant, pls, I need her mail add. Add more nerve seizing effects to every scene in next clips. I suggest you add some fetish stuffs like sorcery, witchcraft and pure incredible magic effects. I much love to be in the cast of the next season. Kudos to Sam Raimi, Tapert and the rest. Luv u all. if u have anything for me pls, mail me thru umbie_sys2000@yahoo.co.uk
posted by Babs O. on Aug 20, 2010
I like this film and cannot wait to see season 2. You guys are something else, but more than perfectionist certainly. The professionalism in graphic, voice, slides, lines, side attraction e.t.c. You have set too high a standard. Keep it up. From Lagos, Nigeria
posted by Akeem Ilupeju on Aug 19, 2010
I'd like you to connect me with Nina,Domina's personal Assistant (Maid), through my mail add, umbie_sys2000@yahoo.co.uk . I have words for her. Thanks
posted by Akeem Ilupeju on Aug 19, 2010
I think we've waited long enough for the concluding parts of spartacus! We are anxious to see the height you are elevating Spart., and probable dispositions of the fallen Crixus, how nemesis will catch up with Lucretia and Ashur, etc... Make sure season 2 explores more sexacapdes and nudities. Good Job. from 9Ja
posted by Oyedepo Olufemi Jose on Aug 09, 2010
I'm sending this comment from Nigeria. We can't wait to see the season 2 of this film. Pls we'll like to see CRIXUS, the undeafeated gaul with his swagger again... Thanks

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