HOLLYWOOD–The new production of Xena: Warrior Princes from executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach will feature a very gay Xena. Last year, it was announced that NBC were working on a reboot of the original series, which ran from 1995 to 2001.
Following suggestions over the extent of the relationship between Xena and comrade Gabrielle, executive producer Grillo-Marxuach has now confirmed via a Tumblr Q&A that the new series will “fully explore a relationship that could only be shown subtextually in first-run syndication.
“Xena will be a very different show made for very different reasons,” he said. “There is no reason to bring back Xena if it is not there for the purpose of fully exploring a relationship that could only be shown subtextually in first-run syndication in the 1990s.
“It will also express my view of the world—which is only further informed by what is happening right now—and is not too difficult to know what that is if you do some digging.”
The original series starred Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor.
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