TV Surf Report: The Curious Case of XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS & Whether To Re-Boot, Re-Cast, Re-Write

Updated 02 January 2016. NBC has hired Javier Grillo-Marxuach to write the script for the Universal TV re-boot.

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(Updated 02 January 2016; Originally Published 05 August 2015)

Santa Monica, CA — Lucy Lawless has made headlines lately speaking to rumors of a possible re-boot of her iconic role, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, at struggling NBC.

Lawless originated the role more than 15 years ago as a guest-star on THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULES and was subsequently rewarded with her own spin-off.  Both series were created by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and John Schulian.  Both were successful shows in syndication, and both properties are owned by NBC/Universal.

Full disclosure: I was/am a fan of both series, but it was Xena that really captured my attention and viewer loyalty.  The characters were better.  The stories were more engaging and emotional.  They even did a musical episode that furthered the storyline (which would inspire many other series like Buffy to do their own).

Do I want NBC to re-boot Xena?  Sure.

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About Surfing Hollywood

Steve La Rue is an internationally recognized leader in Film & Television with 20+ years experience as a Development Executive championing such series as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape. He writes, blogs, and consults on All Things Entertainment from his home at the beach in Santa Monica, CA, where he balances his life by surfing every damn day.
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