PHOTOS Lucy Lawless as Lucretia from Spartacus: Blood and Sand on Starz

The latest addition to the epic historical drama series category is Spartacus: Blood and Sand, set to premiere January 22 at 10pm ET/PT on Starz. The cast includes John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett, Viva Bianca, Craig Parker, Jai Courtney, Erin Cummings and Andy Whitfield as Spartacus. But, none of them have the sexy period piece resume of Xena herself, Lucy Lawless! Lawless is playing Lucretia, a soap opera style sex-craving conniving vixen who wants what every soap opera style sex-craving conniving vixen wants: power and a baby. Judging from the lingerie-inspired costumes worn by Lucretia in these promotional photos, I’m thinking they might work in a plot where she founds the world’s first intimate apparel store called Lucretia’s Secret.

Here is a brief bio of Lucretia from

Batiatus’s equal in cunning, she sees every angle and wields power with a steel grip cased inside a kid glove. Lucretia is sexually voracious, taking the gladiator Crixus for a lover, but longs for a child she is so far unable to bear. She thinks Spartacus is an uncontrollable beast that has cost too much and fears he will bring misfortune upon the ludus.

Lucretia can bring misfortune upon my ludus anytime! Here she is in a promotional wallpaper image – click for the full-sized image:

Lucy Lawless as Lucretia in the Starz show Spartacus Blood and Sand

Good Gracious! That looks more like Dolly Partacus! Starz issued a small set of trading cards to promote the show at Comic-Con this year and here is the Lucretia card: (To see the full set CLICK HERE)

Lucy Lawless Lucretia trading card handed out at Comic-Con

More from about the show:

Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.

Starring Australian actor, Andy Whitfield (McLeod’s Daughters) as Spartacus, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Lucretia, John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus and Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk) as Doctore, this unique mix of live action, graphic novel effects and brutal battle sequences is set to make “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” an epic television event.

And more of Righty Tighty Lefty Lucy Lawless:

Starz promotional photo of Lucy Lawless as Lucretia from Spartacus Blood and Sand

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