Friday, August 14, 2015

Xena Without Lucy

Well rumors have surfaced again that NBC Entertainment has put Xena Warrior Princess back on the table. In fact the Chairman of NBC Entertainment said that they have it on the table and are looking for a good writer to script them a show. They don't know what the show is going to be about, presumably Xena, but they want to do it.

That's just all very weird to be honest. Sounds a little placating. But to who? The army of Xena fans? I know a lot of us love the show and Lucy Lawless, but as armies go we are pretty polite and quiet.

But they are going forward with the show without Lawless. She doesn't fit the conception of the show they haven't conceived yet.

Well that's just a shame. I was hoping for an older Xena, wiser, more experienced. Like King Conan.

This of course means that all changes are on the table and they will start doing demographic studies, change the show based on the composition of the viewing public, etc etc.

Lord know what we'll get.

If they turn Gabriel into a dude I'm out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how Lucy Lawless could be involved. Xena died in her version of the show. I guess they could somehow bring Xena back from the dead and get Lawless on board, but that would definitely feel weird. But if they reboot the series with a new starring actress, they are free to do whatever they want to the canon storyline. I just pray they don't repeat the really, really bad episodes from the first go-round. That episode they cobbled together from footage of the failed Amazon pilot still makes me want to cry out in pain.