Lucy Lawless
Actress Lucy Lawless poses at a Fox International Studios party during the 2015 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 9, 2015. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

When “Xena: Warrior Princess” debuted on television in 1995, soon it became a lesbian cult favourite. However, show producers were never able to explore the lesbian relationship between lead character Xena (Lucy Lawless) and her female assistant Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor).

There was a same-sex romantic subtext to the '90s plot. However, it was not enough to bring out the two’s crazy love to the fullest. Things are about to change now as talks are being held to bring back Xena to make the lesbian undertones fully explicit. Like many other '90s shows, “Xena: Warrior Princess” will also make a comeback, and fans are pretty excited to hear the news.

Writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach of “The 100” fame has been asked to write the script with explicit details on Xena and Gabrielle’s sexual relationship. He has been charged to breathe life into the show. He has made it clear that he plans to make the two’s sexuality explicit, something that could only be hinted 20 years ago.

In a Q&A session with fans on Tumblr, Grillo-Marxuach revealed that the two women this time would be lovers.

“xena will be a very different show made for very different reasons. 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,” he said.

He also said that he is a different person than his employer on “The 100” and has a very different worldview. He explained that his work on “The 100” was to use his skills to bring that vision to life.

Grillo-Marxuach’s “different worldview” refers to the backlash by fans when a lesbian character on “The 100” was killed off. Fans asked why one of the few LGBT characters in mainstream television was killed.

Although fans would love to see 47-year-old Lawless in action (both as a warrior and as a lover), there has been no word if she has been approached to revive her character.