nerd radio

Tune in live Thursday from 9pm est

Xena and Gabrielle’s relationship will be a big part of the new Xena series…

March 22nd, 2016 by Jonathan Snelling 1 Comment

television news banner copyXena_Gabrielle

When TV shows get the remake treatment you’d hope that, not only do they keep to the ideas of the original, but also adapt themselves to the ideas of the time they are now shown. Well fans of Xena will finally get that experience with the new series by NBC.

THR reports that Javier Grillo-Marxuach, who is writer of the new series, is set to explore the romantic relationship between Xena and Gabrielle. The original series, which first aired back in 1995, also explored this topic.

The cultural ideas at the time didn’t allow there to be anywhere near the same level of homosexual romance we accept today. As such the ‘relationship’ between the two was implied and subtle, more like a sisterly love than anything. It’s not to clear from this information however if Xena or Gabrielle will be lesbian or bisexual. However, this doesn’t actually matter.

The new series will hopefully live up to the success of the original, while also bringing it more inline with the ideas we hold today.

Source: Geektyrant

Let us know your thoughts below, @NerdFollowing on Twitter or on Facebook

My name is Jonathan Snelling. I’ve been a movie fan for a long time now and last year completed a degree in Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. It’s hard to choose a favourite film but I’ve always been a major fan of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. I’m really interested to see how Ben Affleck does in Dawn of Justice as it's set to be an incredible film. I’m usually willing to see any genre but naturally some more so than others.

  • Agent 86

    Lucy Lawless is Xena: Warrior Princess. It’s a shame that NBC doesn’t understand that!

Proudly Powered By WordPress