John Hannah and Lucy Lawless have been brought back from the dead for a prequel to hit U.S. cable series SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND.
The TV couple were slaughtered in the bloody finale to the ancient Roman drama, which aired last month (Apr10), but they'll revive their scheming characters Batiatus and Lucretia in a six-episode prequel.
The project comes as the show's slave star Andy Whitfield battles cancer - the actor, who played the title character, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma earlier this year (10).