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We don't seem to have a thread on Xena: Warrior Princess--original or reboot--so I'll go ahead and start one. I'm not at all familiar with the original property, but this bit of news has raised my interest in the reboot: Javier Grillo-Marxuach also created/show-ran The Middleman, which is a small favorite of mine; he's currently working on The 100 (here's our thread on that show), which I've not seen. He's also--based on a couple of [very minor] social-media interactions with him as well as general observation on my part--quite a nice guy. He was also involved with Lost early on--he was a supervising producer and wrote several episodes--so here's our thread on that show.
Thread Links: Infamous Capote Thread titled "Alexander vs Capote vs Murrow vs Cash" Thread on true-life novels, where In Cold Blood is mentioned Deadline:‘In Cold Blood’ Getting TV Event Series Treatment In Weinstein Co Deal. Given the popularity--or, at least, success--of True Detective, as well as that of podcasts like Serial, this move makes sense. And In Cold Blood--which I listened to on my drive from Indianapolis a few weeks back--does seem to lend itself to this sort of event television. FWIW, this will be the third adaptation of In Cold Blood and the second for television. The first, from 1996, featured Eric Roberts as Perry Smith; Robert Blake played Smith in the 1967 movie.
Even though this show sounds very much like the French series The Returned, it's origin is an American novel from 2012/2013 titled The Returned, written by a Wilmington, NC, author with an interesting backstory. I am not making this up. Previews and information about the cast from ABC's website. The premiere is set for March 9. Daniel Fienberg reviews the pilot--says the cast is strong and there's a heavy (maybe too heavy-handed) faith element. The Wrap compares clips from both shows, and notes that A&E is working on an English-language version of The Returned. I'm so confused.