Sooooo, here's some news: XENA IS MAKING A COMEBACK TO NBC IN 2016! AIR HORN! AIR HORN!!!!
I just realized that Argo the horse is probably dead by now. (via Getty)
Let's try to keep a level head, everyone! *runs in circles for half an hour, passes out briefly, wakes up, eats a salad, cautiously approaches computer, blacks out again, comes to while writing this post*
Deep breath... According to The Hollywood Reporter, Xena: Warrior Princess is coming back to NBC. If you're a fan, you probably know that Xena was originally a spinoff of Hercules, after appearing as a love interest for Kevin Sorbo for a few episodes. Her character was so popular they decided actress Lucy Lawless could definitely carry a franchise. And f*ck yeah she could! The show aired from 1995-2001, at which point our heroine succumbed to the one ailment she'd always been able to bounce back from before: death.
Which has us asking: will Lucy Lawless be back? Obviously, no one else can be Xena except Lucy Lawless. And if you haven't seen her lately, she's still looking fly as hell:
Return to me! (via Getty)
Here's what she said in an interview with HitFix during Comic-Con:
"I've been pitching that show … because … there's a swell of interest still. I'm always being peppered with questions [about] when the Xena movie is coming. Guys, I'm pitching my ass off to make it happen, whether it's with me or not. I think it'd be funny to have a reboot like Ash vs. Evil Dead — like middle-aged Xena in a muumuu with a bad attitude and a smoking habit. … Bring [actor] Ted Raimi [who played Joxer] in … [and maybe] Bruce Campbell.
"I don't know what the hold-up is; it's about who has got the rights. But that's a piss-poor excuse anymore. Find who has got the rights, freakin' pay it. It's better to have 80 percent of something than 100 percent of nothing. Don't waste this opportunity; reinvigorate that franchise! It's an insane, international character. They're fools not to bring it back. It's funny, it's sexy, it's action."
Yes, yes, yes to all that. Thank you, Lord, that someone finally took this gorgeous woman's advice! Original executive producers Rob Tapert (who is also Lawless' husband, so she has an "in" there) and Sam Raimi are involved, and it's looking like it might happen in 2016. I guess that means I better brush off my cosplay costume, huh?
Gabrielle's identity has been concealed for my protection. I'm afraid what she'd do to me if she saw this. (via Me)