Posted by:
Matt McGloin

Xena: Warrior Princess Getting Rebooted



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.