The Untitled Xena Reboot was a new television series slated for release by NBC. Robert Tapert and Sam Raimi were aboard as executive producers. In August of 2017, it was announced by Tapert that the project is no longer in development.
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Behind the Scenes
- In December 2015, multiple sources announced that NBC/Universal Television was developing a reboot with Javier Grillo-Marxuach as show runner.
- In April 2017, Javier Grillo-Marxuach announced that he had left the project over creative differences. This was confirmed by The Mary Sue. "I’m heartbroken to have left the Xena project over insurmountable creative differences. The character is dear to me, and to millions of fans worldwide, and I truly believe that now – more than ever – a land in turmoil cries out for a hero. I truly hope that the alchemy of creative elements that has to come together to make possible either a reboot or revival of this amazing property will someday coalesce, and that Xena will return in a way that does honor to what came before while looking to the future." - Javier Grillo-Marxuach
- On August 21, 2017 the Hollywood Reporter reported that the reboot was "dead". NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said, "I'd never say never on that one because it's such a beloved title, but the current incarnation of it is dead." Robert Tapert shared the news on Twitter and Bruce Campbell commented "How do you follow such an iconic show? Some things should be left alone to stand the test of time. Xena is one of those shows. Leave it be."