Here’s what the actress told Spinoff Online about what she’d like to see from Xena: Warrior Princess Season 7, should it move forward the Peacock:
If I had my druthers, it would be me in a one-off comedy with Renee O’Connor, Bruce Campbell, and Ted Raimi. Just a ridiculous kind of… Do you remember the “Carry On” movies? They were British. It would be an American version of, I don’t know, some insane, just getting-the-band-back-together for some insane mission that we’re all on. We’re forced to bring one another back. An unusual alliance. We have to solve a great problem.
That would be my dream scenario. I would not play Xena, probably, in a TV series because it’s just the physicalities. But I don’t know — it’s amazing what they do with stunt people these days.
On whether she’d be willing to reprise the role of Xena, in order to pass the torch to a new character? Lawless lays down her terms:
Well, it would depend on are they going to honor the original intent of the show? Which is about empowerment and honor of the individual. People who are different, marginalized people, all that stuff. That’s the heart of the show. So you have to keep that covenant.
I don’t know what they’re going to do or what they’re going to write. So it’s way too early to say whether I would jump it. Could be something completely different. They could fill it with T&A — in which case, that for me would be a deal breaker. It’s like, “Over to you. Bye-bye.”