Meet the Creators Who Are Masterminding the Return of Xena: Warrior Princess

It’s been over 20 years since Xena: Warrior Princess first came to our screens, but the love of Xena (and Gabrielle) burns as bright as ever. Now Xena’s coming back, in a big way. We asked Javier Grillo-Marxuach, showrunner of the new Xena TV show , and Genevieve Valentine, writer of the new Xena comic book , to interview each other about the love of Xena. The results were even better than we had hoped!

Javier Grillo-Marxuach created The Middleman and has written for some of our favorite TV shows. Genevieve Valentine wrote the novels Persona, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club and Mechanique, and recently wrote the Catwoman comic. They’ve both written for io9 before, and we’re huge fans of their writing—so were thrilled to put the two of them together, to ask each other questions about what makes Xena such an epic hero.

 

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