NBC scraps Xena: Warrior Princess reboot
The current reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess is dead at NBC, EW has confirmed.
“Nothing is happening on that right now. We looked at some material; we decided at that point that it didn’t warrant the reboot,” network entertainment president Jennifer Salke told The Hollywood Reporter.“I’d never say never on that one because it’s such a beloved title but the current incarnation of it is dead.”
Co-creators of the ’90s action-drama Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi were set to oversee the revival, which had snagged Lost alum Javier Grillo-Marxuach to write. Grillo-Marxuach said he left the project in April due to creative differences, which was mainly his desire to develop the romance that existed between Xena (Lucy Lawless) and her sidekick Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor) in the original series. (Read more about that relationship in our oral “herstory” of the series.)
Salke didn’t squash any potential future iterations of a Xena revival, though, explaining to THR, “I need someone to come in with a point of view about what they want to do.”