I think most Xena fans had their suspicions about the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle, with many fans accepting that they were together even if it wasn’t strictly canon.
This was discussed by chief writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach in a Q&A that took place last week, and while he didn’t strictly say Xena and Gabrielle would be in a lesbian relationship in the new show, it was heavily implied.
“Xena will be a very different show made for very different reasons” he said, “There is no reason to bring back Xena if it is not there for the purpose of fully exploring a relationship that could only be shown subtextually in first-run syndication in the 1990s. It will also express my view of the world – which is only further informed by what is happening right now – and is not too difficult to know what that is if you do some digging.”
Given that this has been a fan favourite pairing for a long time, it should be no surprise that fans of the original show have had nothing but praise for this news.
They’re rebooting Xena Warrior Princess & she’s finally came out of the closet as a proud lesbian pic.twitter.com/PFFpQY2ktc
— Sugar Mami (@__Spanglish) March 14, 2016
I think we can all agree that this is excellent news. I only hope they execute this well, but I have faith that we will finally see this old pairing fully realised. What are your thoughts on this?