The show that started as a spinoff and became a classic, is now getting a reboot of its own. Nearly twenty years after ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ premiered, NBC and NBCUniversal are reportedly hoping to get a new show back on TV.
Bring back Lucy Lawless! The executive producers behind the drama, Xena: Warrior Princess are creating a “modern reboot” of the classic hit show, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting. The original show, which began as a spinoff of Hercules after realizing how much everyone loved Xena, ran for six seasons from 1995 to 2001. The spinoff is reportedly eyed for 2016.
Lucy, who is currently starring in Ash Vs. Evil Dead, spoke to HitFix at Comic-Con, where she explained how bad she even wants a reboot.
“I don’t know what the hold-up is; it’s about who has got the rights,” she said. “But that’s a piss-poor excuse anymore. Find who has got the rights, freakin’ pay it. It’s better to have 80 percent of something than 100 percent of nothing. Don’t waste this opportunity; reinvigorate that franchise!” she said, stressing the show’s international appeal. It’s an insane international character. They’re fools not to bring it back. It’s funny, it’s sexy, it’s action.”
Well, maybe now she’ll star in it? Even though Xena did die in the original series, there’s always a way right. Sources also told THR they would want the new Xena to be “a sophisticated and smart superhero for a new generation” — and to combine Lucy’s charm with Katniss from The Hunger Games.
Are you excited about a reboot, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta