Lucy Lawless
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NBC will bring “Xena: Warrior Princess” on primetime television, with Emmy-winning “Lost” writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach to pen the script.

The popularity of the hit TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" back in 2001 launched the career of Lucy Lawless as the lead character. Fast track to 2015, fans of the series still buy Xena merchandise in the form of DVD box sets and souvenirs.

NBC is reportedly looking for a lead actress for the modern reboot of the show. “Xena” reboot co-creator Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi will oversee the series under Ghost House Pictures.

In August, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that the show is already in the early stages of development. The series will present a “new take on Xena,” he said.

Lawless is not attached to the project, but Greenblatt said that the door is open for her to be involved in another capacity. “We’d love to have Lucy be a part of it — if we felt that her presence didn’t overshadow the direction we take with it,” he said.

Lawless, meanwhile, has stated that her other work commitments will make it hard for her to get involved in the "Xena" roboot. The actress is currently working in “Ash vs Evil Dead” with fellow “Xena” alum Bruce Campbell for Starz.

In an earlier interview with THR, Lawless expressed support for the show’s revival. "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," she said.

The original “Xena: Warrior Princess” ran for six seasons from 1996 to 2001. The series followed the warrior princess’ quest for redemption as she fought for innocents along the way. The show was a spin-off of the TV series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.” For over six years, “Xena: Warrior Princess” remained in the top five of the top-rated syndicated drama series in America.

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