When the Xena: Warrior Princess reboot was announced recently, NBC’s Bob Greenblatt naturally wanted original star Lucy Lawless to return to the screen. Lawless was quick to comment, stating that she would potentially be interested in starring – providing NBC were faithful to the original covenants of ‘Xena’ mythology.
Lawless said, “And if it wasn’t honouring the intention of the show – like it’s full of T&A, that immediately breaks the covenant with fans – that is not part of female empowerment, that is not part of self-realisation, it’s not part of, you know, good over base instincts or everything that the show was about then yeah, I would not want to have a part of it“.
“I think that character, and the relationship of Xena and Gabrielle, it’s not done, we still need everything that was about, so I totally support them in making it. But how that is realised is a much bigger question“. I am sure that fans of the iconic 1995 series would have to agree.