Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
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Lucy Lawless has given her Xena: Warrior Princess fans something to mull over, teasing they may not have seen the last of the television heroine.
On her Twitter account, the actress first wrote, “Had an interesting call from a chap who wants to re-invigorate the #Xena brand. You guys may have started something.” She continued in a second tweet with, “But there’s a lot of red tape around #XWP so don’t get your knickers in a twist. It may come back in a different form.”
Xena debuted on the 1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys episode “Unchained Hearts.” Originally intended to die off in her first appeared, the character was instead spun off into her own syndicated series that aired from 1995 to 2001. The heroine spent her days traveling with companion Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor), battling injustice in all forms from man to monster to myth. Since the show ended, rumors have swirled about a big-screen version that hasn’t panned out yet. However, Xena has appeared in a straight-to-video animated movie with Herc, a series of novels, various video games and comic series’ from Topps Comics, Dark Horse and Dynamite Entertainment.
Lawless has kept busy since the 2001 Xena finale. After a series of TV movies and guest spots she played D’Anna Biers on Battlestar Galactica, voiced Wonder Woman in the direct-to-video New Frontier animated movie, a role on the shortlived superhero-themed No Ordinary Family and appeared as Lucretia in both Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Spartacus: War of the Damned. She’s also had a recurring role on Parks and Recreationn.
(via The Mary Sue)