Lucy Lawless Returns In “Spartacus”

“Xena” star Lucy Lawless is set to return to the sword-and-sorcery genre in “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, a new series from “Xena” creators Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi reports Zap2It.

Australian actor Andy Whitfield will play the title role while the New Zealand actress will play the proprietor of a camp for gladiators.

Production kicks off in April and is set to premiere on the Starz premium cable channel in January 2010.