NBC confirms Xena: Warrior Princess reboot plans
Though the title hero herself, Lucy Lawless, cast doubt on a report that NBC was eager to revive “Xena: Warrior Princess,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that they are in the planning stages of a reboot on the series.
“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,” Greenblatt says. “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.”
As previously reported, the original series’ creators and executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are both involved in the series which seeks to recast the title role as producers are looking for “a sophisticated and smart superhero for a new generation.”
Inspired by Greek mythology and filtered through a tongue-in-cheek blend of action and slapstick, “Xena” also starred Renne O’Connor as Gabrielle, Xena’s companion and traveling bard, with frequent appearances by Ted Raimi (Sam Raimi’s brother) as Joxer and Bruce Campbell as Autolycus, the King of Thieves. Lawless and Campbell are already set to work together on the upcoming Starz series, “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” also produced by Raimi and Tapert.
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