The following article was posted on TV Guide about the TCA Spartacus panel.

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Much more buzz was generated by Starz screening a graphic (sexually and violent) clip from the 300-style action series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (premieres Jan. 22), an unedited version of a blood-drenched teaser shown last week at Comic-Con. This led to much discussion of nudity. Lucy Lawless, reunited with her Xena producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi, plays the Lady Macbeth villainess of the piece, and said she would indeed be naked.

"I'm afraid so. Sometimes," though she hasn't had to do so entirely yet. "I'm kind of praying that day never comes, but it's really stressful. I don't like it."

For the males in the cast who have to flaunt it all, an enhanced prosthetic has been designed that has been dubbed "the Kirk Douglas," in honor of the star of the original Spartacus movie. Lawless joked: "That thing gets shared around, though. At the moment, it's pinned to the wall next to all the merkins in the makeup truck."