‘Xena’ stars Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor reunite on Acorn TV series

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“Xena: Warrior Princess” co-stars Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor reunite in “My Life is Murder” on Acorn TV.

The two actresses, who previously appeared on fan-favorite ’90s fantasy series for six seasons together, haven’t faced each other since the “Xena” series finale in 2001.

Lawless, 53, played Xena, a talented warrior, while O’Connor, 50, played her right-hand man and best friend Gabrielle. Together they fought monsters and evil across the fictional world.

The show and the pair of women gained loyal followers due to the lesbian / queer undertones that weren’t as often featured on TV at the time.

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Fast forward 20 years and real-life friends are back in the light mystery series, produced by Lawless and filmed in New Zealand.

Lucy Lawless as Alexa Crowe (R) in Season 2 of "My life is murder." Renee O'Connor (L) is the featured guest of an episode.
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Lucy Lawless as Alexa Crowe (R) in Season 2 of “My Life Is Murder”. Renee O’Connor (L) is the featured guest of an episode.
(Matt Klitscher / AcornTV)

According to a press release, the plot follows Alexa (Lawless) as she “investigates the death of a self-help guru and ends up in a cat-and-mouse game with the victim’s mysterious wife (O’Connor) ”

Lawless and O’Connor have spoken to Entertainment Weekly about their long-awaited reunion.

“And life just didn’t work out that way,” Lawless said of trying to do other projects. “But I was like, by hook or by crook, now that I’m the boss – one of the bosses [Lawless is an EP] – it’s happening! “

O’Connor had to go through two weeks of mandatory quarantine in hotels due to the pandemic.

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She admitted that she had “nerves” walking the set.

“It had been a few years since I had been on a set,” O’Connor explained. “And I felt like walking into Lucy’s living room and having friends. It was so lovely and loving. And it was like that until the end. In fact, I had a little shrinkage when I’m done filming. “

Lucy Lawless (L) and Renee O'Connor (R) filmed "Xena" together for six seasons.

Lucy Lawless (L) and Renee O’Connor (R) filmed “Xena” together for six seasons.
(Matt Klitscher / AcornTV)

Lawless said having an on-camera relationship with O’Connor was “so easy and so good.”

“It was even better than I expected,” O’Connor repeated. “Because these characters were so different from Xena and Gabrielle, so there was more to play in the current business and relationships. And it was all there to be taken. I mean, like I said before, Lucy was throwing away. stuff and we just had more fun than we probably should have playing these characters. “

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My Life Is Murder “will air August 30 on Acorn TV.

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