A 'Xena: Warrior Princess' Reboot Is in the Works at NBC
Lots of beloved series have announced comebacks recently, with everything from "The X-Files" and "Twin Peaks" to "Full House" and "Coach" set for revivals in the coming years. So why not "Xena: Warrior Princess"?
The Hollywood Reporter writes that that syndicated series, which starred Lucy Lawless as the titular ass-kicking heroine, is set for a reboot at NBC. According to the trade, the project is currently in "the extremely early development stages," with original producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi on board for what's being called a "modern reboot" of the fantastical action-adventure series.
In recent interviews, Lawless has made it known that she's eager to reprise her role as Xena, and wants star in a reboot or revival of some sort, preferably alongside original co-star Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle). How she'll factor into this NBC project is unclear, THR says, though she's being eyed for both on-screen and off-screen roles, perhaps in a producing/consulting capacity.
"Sources say the new Xena would have to have the charisma and charm of Lawless and the smarts of The Hunger Games' Katniss as producers are said to be looking for a sophisticated and smart superhero for a new generation," THR reports.
The project is still searching for a writer, and it's not known yet at this stage whether or not this is being eyed as a limited series run or for a full-season order. THR says that the hope is that this will be a continuing series, with multiple seasons.
The new "Xena" is tentatively expected to get off the ground sometime in 2016. Stay tuned.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
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