Lucy Lawless on How She'd Bring Xena Back to Life

Rumors have abounded regarding a relaunch of the cult classic Xena Warrior Princess, and Xena herself, the iconic Lucy Lawless, says she knows how she would kickstart the reboot.
By: Jamii Freston
August 06 2013 7:16 PM

Rumors have abounded regarding a relaunch of the cult classic Xena Warrior Princess, and Xena herself, the iconic Lucy Lawless, says she knows how she would kickstart the reboot, according to Stuff. 

“In my dreams it would be that Renee [O'Connor, who played Gabrielle] and I, and Ted [Raimi], who played Joxer, would come back and basically stick Xena's head back on her and go on a quest," Lawless said. "At the end you introduce this new Warrior Princess, hand it over and let them run with it. So we could put the family back together, give the fans what they want, reinvigorate the brand and hand it on to a new generation."

The show ended its sixth and final season with a shocking beheading of its title character, which is pretty hard to write around when it comes to relaunches, movies and reunions, but that hasn’t stopped Lawless from dreaming up ways to make it work.

 "The fans were always devastated that we cut Xena's head off. We thought we were telling a strong storyline and it was hilarious, but it broke their hearts," Lawless told Stuff.

While dealing with the rights for Xena has been fraught over the years, there’s hope in sight for Xena especially when devoted fanbases help get things made, like with the crowdfunded Veronica Mars’ movie. Maybe there’s a Kickstarter campaign in Xena’s future? 

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