ImageLucretia lives! Lawless in ‘Spartacus’ season two

It turns out Lucy Lawless' character survived the bloodbath in the end of season one, reveals "Spartacus" showrunner Steven S. DeKnight.

Lawless had already been revived to some extent by reprising her role as the scheming Lucretia in the upcoming "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" prequel, which takes place before the first season of "Spartacus."

But now she's also firmly in season two.

"Starz called, they wanted her to come back," DeKnight said. "I said 'absolutely not, she's gotta die, that's the way the story goes.'"

Then he realized, "she was still twitching at the end" of the finale and came up with an idea to continue her character into the season season.

"Where the story goes is really something special."