While it’s described as a “modern reboot” (whatever that means), the network apparently hopes that original star Lucy Lawless will be involved in some way. That could be a role on screen or even behind the scenes.
Original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are involved in the project which is being eyed to debut in 2016. It’s thought that this new take on Xena won’t just be a limited series, but the start of something new. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that whoever plays this version of the somewhat iconic character is expected to have “the charisma and charm of Lawless and the smarts of Katniss [Everdeen].”
In fact, producers are said to be looking for “a sophisticated and smart superhero for a new generation.”
During Comic-Con, Lawless talked a lot about hoping that the series would return, and you have to wonder whether the buzz those comments created has led to NBC deciding to reboot the series at this point.