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Xena Is Out Of The Closet In 'Warrior Princess' Reboot

The '90s fantasy series will return, and this time, the main characters will be more forthright about their relationship.

By Cody LaGrow | March 15, 2016

Sure, Xena was forged in the heat of battle, but how does this Warrior Princess identify in the heat of passion?

Lucy Lawless' character in Xena was widely centered around her relationship with Gabrielle, played by Renee O'Connor. However, the show never explicitly identified them as an item.

But being in the closet is so '90s. The show's executive producer said Xena will be openly gay in the upcoming reboot.

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"There is no reason to bring back Xena if it is not there for the purpose of fully exploring a relationship that could only be shown subtextually in first-run syndication," said executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach.

The show debuted in 1995 and has been off the air for 15 years. The reboot is set to drop later in 2016, and audiences are hoping to see that rekindled flame.

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