News of a new Xena: Warrior Princess series in prompted much speculation—who could possibly fill Lucy Lawless’s shoes? Will it be as good as the original? And perhaps most importantly for fans of the s series: Will the new show finally address Xena’s previously ambiguous sexuality. It’s been an open secret for 20 years, but at last everybody’s favourite leather-clad warrior is out and proud. Does it mark a step-change in . Twenty years after it first premiered as a Hercules spinoff, Xena: Warrior Princess could be returning to television. Sources say the new Xena would have to have the charisma and charm of Lawless and the smarts of The Hunger Games' Katniss as producers are said to be looking for a sophisticated and.