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Television PopWrapped | Television

NBC Confirms Xena: Warrior Princess Reboot In The Works

Kristina Atienza | PopWrapped Author

Kristina Atienza

08/16/2015 4:49 pm
PopWrapped | Television
NBC Confirms Xena: Warrior Princess Reboot In The Works | Xena
Media Courtesy of horrorchannel.co.uk

Recently, with all the hype about 90's television shows getting reboots, many Xena fans felt down when the Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless said last month how although she would like to see Xena return, there was no reboot.

Thankfully for fans, there is hope on the horizon.

This week, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt has confirmed that a series reboot is currently in the planning stages.

"We're in the early stages of developing a new take on Xena and looking for a writer," Greenblatt confirmed. "We want to do it. I don't think it's just a continuation, but we haven't gotten that far. I think it's a great character, and we should try to figure out how to revive it somehow."

Although many would love to see Lawless take up her iconic role again, the reboot does have some of the original creators and producers behind the scenes once again. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are both involved for the reboot plans and plan to look for a new Xena to be "a sophisticated and smart superhero for a new generation."

Xena was the mighty warrior princess who changed and saved the world that desperately needed a hero. The show had inspiration from Greek mythology with a good combination of humor and action. Xena traveled from place to place with her companion Gabrielle as they took on various forces and saved the day.

Perhaps we shall see series classic stars such as Lawless and Renne O'Connor, who played Gabrielle, or Bruce Campbell, who played Autolycus, take on different reoccurring roles or have some sort of involvement with the new series. Until then, we can hope whoever gains the new role of the epic warrior princess will do just as an incredible of a job of inspiring a new generation as Lawless did in the past.

Who would you suggest for the role of the next Xena?


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