Xena is being rebooted by NBC, and there is one major change for the new series that has now been revealed. The reboot will have an openly gay Xena.
During the original series, her sexuality was only teased and hinted at. Many fans discussed the possibility of a relationship between Xena and Gabrielle.
According to TV Guide, the man behind the reboot is planning to develop the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle in the reboot. During a Tumblr Q&A, Javier Grillo-Marxuach spoke about his plans. He said:
“Xena will be a very different show made for very different reasons. there is no reason to bring back Xena if it is not there for the purpose of fully exploring a relationship that could only be shown sub-textually in first-run syndication in the 1990s. it will also express my view of the world – which is only further informed by what is happening right now – and is not too difficult to know what that is if you do some digging.”
Were you a fan of the original Xena: Warrior Princess? Are you surprised by the new direction of the reboot? Tell us what you think.
Do it tastefully not sleazy.
I am a big fan of the original Xena. I have all six seasons, but I’m curious about the new Xena. I missed the action and friendship that Xena and Gabrielle shared.
Ok, make her bi, and don’t complicate the relationship between her and Gabrielle, please! The beauty of their relationship is that they can come home to each other after dealing with their own demons n the rest of the world and just accept each other and just be. After Xena dealt with all her ex lovers and this one and that one, she could be with Gabrielle and not have the pressure of having to be a lover. They were more like sisters than lovers, anyway. Now, I can see Xena being into women as well as men, but *Chris… Read more »
I think that Xena should be bixesual. Her being lesbian is a discrimination against bisexuals. As an amazon, I would like to see her as someone who is a strong, independant woman, broud of being bisexual. As an amazon, she would take a man as a prisoner for satisfaction / for having strong and healthy offspring and she as well would be admiring women. Deciding that she has no other choice but to be just lesbian, is a discrimination against bisexual women.
Are they out of their minds! As a huge Xena fan from day one, & a gay woman, I can honestly say that I firmly believe that they were indeed soul-mates, but never in a sexual way. The levels of their relationship lay so far deeper than that! Sure, the sub-text was there, & it was FUN, but Xena WAS NOT GAY! Hercules, Aries, etc, need I go on? Really people. This is all fan-based wishing & the network caved for viewers. Sell-out’s!
I can’t wait til the reboot begins!!! I really missed Xena and always felt her and Gabrielle should be together!!!
Ignore the naysayers. There will always be Xena and Gabrielle fans out here!!!!!
I think it is great loved the show, I’m sure it will be very well done
What is up with all these reboots? Can’t anyone in Hollywood think of anything new??
Sounds like just another lame reboot that I don’t need to watch and let’s add a bit of social engineering to make it even less entertaining than the original. WTF is wrong with these people, we just want entertainment and not your damn politics and favorite causes.
Everyone wants entertainment they can relate to. That shouldn’t be limited to the category of “straight, white only.”
“Straight, white only”. What a racist comment. There is no way, we in the 21 century can relate to a time before Christ.
Just be truthful. It’s your view of the world as you what it to be. How about this. Stick to fiction with historical facts inserted, hint at a relationship. And keep sexual preference out of the show.