NBC has ordered a new Xena pilot from writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, the man responsible for writing the CW’s The 100, and he says that this time around, what everyone always thought about Xena and Gabrielle will be out in the open! During a Q&A session on Tumblr, Grillo-Marxuach confirmed that the two women would be lovers:
i am a very different person with a very different world view than my employer on the 100 – and my work on the 100 was to use my skills to bring that vision to life. xena will be a very different show made for very different reasons. 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.
Get it, Xena!