Attention all ‘Xena’ fans! Remember the rumor a couple of weeks ago that NBC was working on a reboot of ‘Xena: The Warrior Princess’? The star of the show, Lucy Lawless, denied the reports, but now NBC confirms that they are exploring the idea of a reboot. OMG.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said:
Yes, we’re in the early stages of developing a new take on Xena and we’re looking for a writer. We want to do it.”
Aw, YEAH: this would be a great series to reboot! However, brace yourselves.
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.”
So would Lucy be involved?
We’d love to have Lucy be a part of it — if we felt that her presence didn’t overshadow the direction we take with it. I’m not sure how she could be part of it if she wasn’t playing Xena, and I don’t know if that’s a direction we’ll ever go.”
At the moment, they’re looking for a writer. Translation: they’re going to RECAST Xena. BOO! HISS!! If they can have Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Harrison Ford out there doing action roles- and they’re senior citizens!- then Lucy Lawless can certainly get back into the ‘Xena’ costume! Lucy, however, doesn’t seem to mind. She tweeted in response to NBC’s comments:
If a #Xena reboot gets made, it’s because the fans are beautiful, hardcore nutballs who want what they want.
— Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) August 13, 2015
I’m not sure I’m ready for a new Xena just yet. What do you think?
Photo Courtesy of Lucy Lawless