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Everybody wants a Xena reboot — why hasn’t this happened yet?

Thanks to this report by The Hollywood Reporter, Xenites the world over have suddenly come out of hiding and are now clamoring for a reboot of the 90s cult series about a warrior princess out to redeem herself from her pillaging and marauding past.

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And it didn’t help that Xena actress Lucy Lawless enthusiastically dropped this epic revival pitch at the San Diego Comic Con earlier this month:

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Watch the full video here.

However, a tweet posted by Lawless herself quashed the hopes and dreams of her rabid fans before the rumors escalated out of control.

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Originally conceived as a secondary character in another 90s fantasy TV show, Xena was so well-received by fans and even TV critics that the studio decided to give her her own series, Xena: Warrior Princess, which ran from 1995 to 2001.


The franchise was a runaway hit and produced numerous book tie-ins, comic book adaptations, and video games, turning a guest character that was slated to die after three episodes into a global pop culture phenomenon that eventually became a feminist and lesbian icon.

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  • Xena France Movie
    July 22, 2015

    Xena 2.0 = Lucy Lawless, Gaby 2.0 = Renée O’Connor, Cast 2.0 = original cast. We had a lot of great writers during 6 seasons to write something really good. So NBC, let’s do it with the people who made Xena the success we know! Battle on!

  • TagaMarikina
    July 22, 2015

    I would love to see this happen

  • valsore
    July 23, 2015

    Too late. Too many years have passed and these actors have now gotten too old.

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