Xena: Warrior Princess aired on syndication for six seasons between 1995 to 2001. The series launched the career of actress Lucy Lawless, who returned to the small screen on Saturday night with the premiere of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Starz.
At the premiere for the new series, Lawless addressed the recent revival buzz surrounding Xena. Rumors of the reboot began over the summer. There is not much known, but Spin-off Online reported that “Evil Dead creators Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert inked a deal to allow NBC to develop a new Xena series.”
Would Lawless want a Xena reboot? She teased the possibility by saying:
“If I had my druthers, it would be me in a one-off comedy with Renee O’Connor, Bruce Campbell, and Ted Raimi. Just a ridiculous kind of… Do you remember the “Carry On” movies? They were British. It would be an American version of, I don’t know, some insane, just getting-the-band-back-together for some insane mission that we’re all on. We’re forced to bring one another back. An unusual alliance. We have to solve a great problem.
That would be my dream scenario. I would not play Xena, probably, in a TV series because it’s just the physicalities. But I don’t know — it’s amazing what they do with stunt people these days.”
Lawless was also asked what she knows about the project, but she does not know much. There is no plot or writing work completed yet.
Would you want Xena back on the small screen? Tell us what you think.
I’m not interrested at all in watching a fake “Xena” nor a reboot. They want Xena back and recover old fans, then fix the absurd finale, but that only Lucy can do it, not a fake Xena. They want a new show about a warrior woman and all, then do a totally new show with a new name, I myself think I’d watch ANY show about a warrior women… UNLESS they call it “Xena”, Lucy is the one and only Xena and I wouldn’t accept any other, I’d never watch a single episode of a stupid show called “Xena” if… Read more »
Xena is iconic. The only possible way that I’ll even consider watching is if Lucy and Renee are in the forefront. That is paramount for a Xenite like myself. Otherwise, I’m just not interested.” Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.”