Rob Taper, the writer, director, and producer of the original Xena: Warrior Princess, is once again joining forces with executive producer Sam Raimi to bring the series back to television. It’s being described as a “modern reboot”, whatever that means.
Apparently OG Xena, Lucy Lawless, has been talking up her old show while doing press for Ash vs. Evil Dead:
“I’ve been pitching that show … because … there’s a swell of interest still,” she said. “I’m always being peppered with questions [about] when the Xena movie is coming. Guys, I’m pitching my ass off to make it happen, whether it’s with me or not. I think it’d be funny to have a reboot like Ash vs. Evil Dead — like middle-aged Xena in a muumuu with a bad attitude and a smoking habit. … Bring [actor] Ted Raimi [who played Joxer] in … [and maybe] Bruce Campbell.”
Please let “middle-aged Xena in a muumuu with a bad attitude and a smoking habit” be what they mean by modern. I would pay fives of dollars to see Xena and Gabrielle living in a condo in Florida, eating cheesecake and kicking the asses of evil septuagenarians. Alas, that won’t happen.
So let’s blow out the candles and make a wish that one of these ladies gets the chance to step into Xena’s metal bra.
1. Sarah Michelle Gellar
Qualification - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Zoë Bell
Qualifications - stunt double for Xena: Warrior Princess, Kill Bill; actress in Death Proof and Raze
3. Rhona Mitra
Qualifications - Doomsday, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
4. Lynn Collins
Qualifications - Wolverine: X-Men Origins, John Carter
5. Lucy Lawless
Qualification - She’s the OG Warrior Princess