Update: Lucy Lawless shoots down the rumor (see below tweet).
It’s being reported that a Xena: Warrior Princess reboot is in the works at NBC.
THR reports twenty years after the series first aired, NBC and Universal are in the early stages of launching a new series.
A writer is currently being sought, and it’s said original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are also involved, in what is being described as a “moder reboot” for Xena.
The new Xena is said 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.”
It’s unknown if the new Xena series will feature Lucy Lawless, but it’s said NBC wants Lawless to have a role both on screen and behind the scenes as Lawless has been pitching a new Xena series for some time.
Lawless is also reteaming with Sam Raimi for Ash Vs. Evil Dead.
The Xena reboot is eyed for a 2016 release.
Sorry, friends! news of a #Xena reboot is just a rumor. I’d love it to happen one day but it’s still in the wishful thinking stage.
— Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) July 20, 2015