This is the first I’ve heard of the Xena reboot. Normally I’m skeptical of this sort of thing, but I think this could actually work out.
The original show had a fun camp factor that is sorely lacking from today’s media landscape. At least, it did until it went off the rails in its later seasons, as the show started taking itself seriously, tried to take a darker tone, and collapsed under the weight of its own mythology.
Hiring Javier Grillo-Marxuach is a good sign. His show The Middleman is possibly my all-time favorite obscure show you’ve never heard of, and is exactly the right tone that would make Xena work.
So I’m looking forward to this.