A reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess is in development

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Xena may soon return from Hades. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is getting ready to reboot the classic fantasy epic Xena: Warrior Princess 15 years after its finale. Original executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are already attached for what’s being called a “modern reboot,” and the search for a writer is already underway. NBC hopes the new series will hit screens in 2016.

“Reinvigorate that franchise.”

According to THR, the new Xena series will take a new lens to the cult heroine, who’ll be a blend of Lucy Lawless and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. It’s unclear what role Lawless herself will play, but insiders say they want her both on set and behind the scenes. The timing couldn’t be better on that front;…

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