NBC Working to Reboot ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’
Xena: Warrior Princess could be the latest TV series to get the updated treatment, in the era of reboots and revivals.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that a Xena reboot is currently underway at NBC reporting, “The drama is in the extremely early development stages and a search for a writer is currently underway. Original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are also involved in the project, which is considered to be a “modern reboot.”
The sites sources also told them that the new Xena would come complete with “the charisma and charm of Lawless and the smarts of The Hunger Games’ Katniss.” Producers are reportedly “looking for a sophisticated and smart superhero for a new generation.”
Xena herself Lucy Lawless voiced her opinion on reviving the series to HitFix recently. “I don’t know what the holdup is,” Lawless told the site. “It’s about who’s got the rights [to the series]. But that’s a piss poor excuse anymore. I think they just…find who’s 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…They’re fools not to bring it back.”
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