The NZ Herald has an article about Kiwi stars make it big overseas and of course they listed Lucy with Xena:

As countless think-pieces would have you believe, we're in the midst of an era of peak TV - a second golden age of television brought on by advances in the technology and distribution of television, resulting in an increase in the sheer number of original shows.

Its growth has seen a number of A-list stars make the once-embarrassing jump to TV, but the medium's rise also heralds an exciting time for new actors seeking a breakthrough, with more opportunities than ever. And in the past few years, many Kiwis have had their breakthrough moments on American screens. Here's a look at some of our favourite homegrown actors who have found success on the small screen.




Arguably New Zealand's original queen of television, Xena continues to shine on the small screen in 2017. Lucy Lawless has reunited with Xena creator Sam Raimi for Ash vs Evil Dead, a television expansion of Raimi's 1981 cult film Evil Dead, as seen on Sky, with actor Bruce Campbell returning as the lead character and Lawless playing the mysterious Ruby Knowby.

Production of Ash vs Evil Dead takes place in Auckland, meaning Lawless often plays against fellow Kiwis on the show. Lawless also played the villainous witch Countess Marburg in the witchy US series Salem, which ended earlier this year.

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