Xena Rumored to Return to Television

Rumors suggest early development of a Xena: Warrior Princess reboot at NBC Universal. In an era where old franchises like Jurassic Park and Star Wars are returning to the big screen, television is poised to deliver its own set of reworked classics. Variety reports:

Also at NBC are the “Coach” sequel and “Heroes Reborn,” which bows this fall. Other shows coming back to the smallscreen are “The X-Files” on Fox, Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” and Netflix’s “Fuller House.”

Nostalgia sells, it would seem.

The Xena reboot would reportedly recast the title role:

The “modern reboot,” first reported by the Hollywood Reporter, may bring back [original actress Lucy] Lawless, though those involved with the series reportedly would like for her to have roles both in front of and behind the camera. However, she would not appear in her original role.

For her part, Lawless denies the rumor.