Lucy Lawless wants to see ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ reboot happen … but not as title character

NBCThe saga about a potential revival / reboot of “Xena: Warrior Princess” continues. This is a show beloved by many, and NBC is supposedly interested in bringing the show back.

At first, there were reports saying that original star Lucy Lawless was involved in making the new project happen, but since that time she has come out and said that while she would love to be a part of any potential project to revive the beloved series, there was nothing to report on at the moment. She furthered that along to Entertainment Weekly on Friday at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, and did clear one thing up in saying that NBC does want to make it happen:

“If there’s anything current going on, we’re not involved — we being me, Rob [Tapert and] Sam [Raimi] … But [NBC] could be doing it without us; they have the right to, don’t they? … I’d love to see it happen and I know that NBC wants to do it, but they’re just trying to find a way and a time.”

Lawless also said that at 47 and with the wear and tear doing the original series took on her, she would not really be ready to step back into the title role. Instead, she would be more than happy to cheer someone else on as they adopted the moniker. Hopefully, she would still have an on-screen presence in the new show in another way, similar maybe to how John Wesley Shipp is a part of “The Flash” on The CW without playing the title character this time around.

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