Lucy Lawless has played many roles onscreen, but one of her most well-known is that of Xena, Warrior Princess. Lately, a smattering of rumors online has fans worked up about the possibility of a reboot, but Lawless took to Twitter today to tell them to stand down.
Lucy is currently busy filming the Evil Dead spinoff show Ash Vs. Evil Dead with Bruce Campbell, but she took time off filming to set the record straight saying that as much as she would love to go back to the character of Xena, nothing has been written yet and the idea is still just that: an idea.
“Sorry, friends! news of a #Xena reboot is just a rumor. I’d love it to happen one day but it’s still in the wishful thinking stage,” Lawless wrote.
Lawless recently told Den Of Geek that she would totally be down for a reboot, and had very specific ideas about where the character could go.
“I’ve been pitching that, actually. The fans really do want that, and I’ve met some people who’ve crowdfunded some things, and I’m just like, ‘Why don’t we just do that?’ There’s a swell of interest still….Middle-aged Xena in a muumuu, with a bad attitude and a smoking habit,” Lawless said.
Funnily enough, Xena was supposed to be killed three episodes in to the hit show Hercules, but she won over fans so quickly that producers gave the character her own spinoff show. It ran for six seasons and was a top-rated drama during that time. If a new show does get made, rumor has it that it’ll be a “modern” take on the original.