Mission Statement

I’m a writer by trade and a proud Xenite. Xena: Warrior Princess left a powerful impact on millions of people’s lives, including mine, and so, I’ve decided to draft a post-finale arc of six episodes for a Xena: Warrior Princess revival project that is an homage the original series. This project is being posted to this blog in story form but will be also adapted into a script. It’s written specifically to include original cast members Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor, and hopefully others, and will also bring in new characters. There is an intent to pitch the final script to the appropriate parties upon its completion. If the creators and owners of the rights to Xena: Warrior Princess choose to use my script, I would like to stress that I do not wish to gain any monetary compensation for this project. This is purely a love letter to the show, a way to give a new story to the fans, and an expression to my desire to respect and honor the series that changed my life and gave me so much.

The plan:

  • 6 episodes, each one hour in length
  • New chapters released in story form on this blog about once a week
  • Pilot episode available in script form
  • Plot takes place 20 years following the series finale
  • Xena and Gabrielle will be appropriately aged (in their 40s)
  • Introduction of new characters and plotlines

As a writer, I love developing, examining, and giving birth to characters, watching them grow and mature, spread wings, and go out into the world. I have many tools at my disposal that allow me to work with the wonderful existing humor, dialogue, and character development that the original show presented us with. At the same time, I am able to introduce new characters and new plotlines that would take our beloved characters on yet another journey. Some come along with me! You are all part of this. If ever we needed our heroines to return, now is the time.

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Story Concept

Disclaimer: The characters Xena and Gabrielle were originally imagined by the creators of the television show, Xena: Warrior Princess. Xena: Warrior Princess™ is a trademark of NBCU Television Holding LLC and a copyright of Universal Television Enterprises LLP. Use of this material, including the likeness of its characters and any material pertaining to Xena: Warrior Princess, is for personal use and entertainment only, and not for personal gain. There is no intent to infringe upon copyright or trademark. The creators of this project are not affiliated with, and do not represent any of the actors, companies, or organizations associated with Xena: Warrior Princess. All other original characters and stories in this series are copyright © Gili Estlin Hirsch 2018.