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31 August 2015

Xena Subtext Sunday 30 August 2015

Here's this week's Xena Subtext Sunday Xena Gifs from the AUSXIP Gifing Xena twitter account! Enjoy!



31 August 2015

Lucy in From The Mouths of Babes Season 2



26 August 2015

Inside Look at Ash Vs Evil Dead Video

Lucy interviewed on Starz video and behind the scenes on Ash Vs Evil Dead

Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite








26 August 2015

High Resolution Ash Vs Evil Dead Promo Images

Updated the Ash Vs Evil Dead image galleries to include the latest Starz promo pics of Lucy as Ruby Knowby




Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite



25 August 2015

Upcoming Lucy Event: Thin Ice Documentary Auckland 6 September

Image635761256034365563Lucy tweeted about an upcoming event she is scheduled to attend. It’s the premiere of Thin Ice documentary in Auckland on 6 September

See the tweet below.

What is this documentary about?

Climate science has been coming under increasing attack. Geologist Simon Lamb takes a look at what’s really happening with global warming by filming scientists at work in the Arctic, the Antarctic and around the world.  The result is a unique exploration of the science behind global warming and an intimate portrait of a global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate.

When is it on?

6 pm on 6 September – tickets can be bought here


Academy Cinema Auckland
44 Lorne Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-373 2761





Lucy’s Tweet 



24 August 2015

Ash Vs Evil Dead New Trailer with New Ruby Footage

Starz has released a new Ash Vs Evil Dead Trailer. Klippart clipped out Lucy as Ruby (thanks Klipp!). Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite

and here's the original clip



24 August 2015

#SubtextSunday on AUSXIP Gifing Xena!

Here’s the #SubtextSunday gifs on AUSXIP Gifing Xena



24 August 2015

#SubtextSunday on AUSXIP Gifing Xena Twitter!

Here’s the #SubtextSunday gifs on AUSXIP Gifing Xena






23 August 2015

New Promo Pic of Lucy from Starz Ash Vs Evil Dead

A new pic has been released of Lucy by Starz for Ash Vs Evil Dead. Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite




21 August 2015

Gifs: We Have Fun With Xena: Sins of the Past

Animated gifs are so much fun and our newest AUSXIP staff member, Sarah Beninger, is having a lot of fun creating these!

Sins of the Past….





21 August 2015

This Week on Twitter

Here’s some tweets from the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Twitter Feed for the Week:



21 August 2015

Lucy Interviewed by Robert Wright

Here’s the interview with Robert Wright that was mentioned on Lucy’s twitter a few days ago.



19 August 2015

Xena Gif: When Xena and Gabrielle Partay

Klippart has been doing these awesome gifs, here's another one




16 August 2015

Lucy as Ruby Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 1 Episode 1 Wallpaper

My high res images from Starz arrived and this was begging to be created as a wallpaper. Here’s the first Ruby wallpaper for Ash Vs Evil Dead

Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan




15 August 2015

The Code To Be Released in Region 1 Early October


The Code Region 1 DVD News

Lucy starred in the hit Australian mini-series The Code as Alex Wisham. Alex teaches in a remote indigenous school. She's passionate about the kids and impossible to intimidate... up until now. Alex has a burning addiction to fairness and she will rock the boat no matter the cost.

THE CODE, a six-hour series for ABC TV. CODE is being billed as a ''contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia's outback to the cool corridors  of power''. It's the story of two very different brothers who come across a new technology that people in the highest echelons of power will kill to keep secret.


You can find out more about Lucy’s role on The Code by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Code Subsite


Lucy Lawless


Region 1


Region 4

Region 2



14 August 2015

Xena 2.0 Reboot: This Week's Update


Here’s the latest news about the Xena Reboot – Xena 2.0

AUSXIP has a new twitter to keep track of all the news related to the Reboot (Xena 2.0) whilst the main AUSXIP account is for Xena: The Original Series because it’s looking more and more likely that it’s not going to be the Xena we want from all the news filtering out.


The Hollywood Reporter has updated their story and here are the highlights:

  • NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt tells THR that he'd "love" to have Lucy Lawless be part of it (except for one small problem…read below)
  • NBC's bid to bring Xena: Warrior Princess back to the small screen is still in full swing.
  • Despite public statements from former star Lucy Lawless, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the network is looking for a way to reboot the beloved series in which she starred as the warrior princess.
  • "Yes, we're in the early stages of developing a new take on Xena and we're looking for a writer. We want to do it," Greenblatt told THR on Wednesday night at NBCUniversal's Television Critics Association summer press tour party at Spago.
  • "I don't think it's just a continuation (oh dear), but we haven't gotten that far. I think it's a great character, and we should try to figure out how to revive it somehow," Greenblatt said, confirming that "there is a deal with Sam and Rob Tapert to produce, and it's with NBC International."
  • While the executive noted that it was too early to tell what the focus for a new Xena would be, he said much of the creative would depend on the writer's vision. Sources indicate that the network is meeting with their top choice for a scribe for the potential series, though who that is is being kept under wraps.

I found the following to be gobsmacking:

  • As for whether Lawless would have an onscreen role, Greenblatt noted that he's open to it — on one condition.
    "We'd love to have Lucy be a part of it — if we felt that her presence didn't overshadow the direction we take with it. I'm not sure how she could be part of it if she wasn't playing Xena, and I don't know if that's a direction we'll ever go," he said, noting that he'd be open to having the actress — who is married to Tapert — involved creatively behind the scenes.

Oh dear.

I'm going to let Xena do the talking here...

and one more.... (thanks Klippart!)




13 August 2015

Upcoming Event: Lucy Going to Dallas Comic Con 16-18 Oct 2015


Dallas Comic Con has officially announced that Lucy will be attending the Convention in Dallas between 16-18 October. Lucy will be in the US promoting Ash Vs Evil Dead in October for the premiere of the show on 31 October.

Here's the info about Lucy attending the convention:

Lucy Lawless is an actress, activist and musician best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is also widely known for her role as Number Three on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, and for the role of Lucretia on the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and its sequel Spartacus: Vengeance. Lawless had a recurring role on the fifth and sixth season of the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation and a recurring role as Countess Palatine Ingrid von Marburg on the series Salem, and will appear in the upcoming series Ash vs. Evil Dead.






Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 West Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX 75039


Gold Pass         $159
3 Day Pass:      $60

Friday Pass:     $20
Saturday Pass  $40
Sunday Pass:   $30

Buy them from here:



11 August 2015

Audio Interview with Lucy Plus Some More SDCC Pics

Here’s a couple of new Lucy pics from the SDCC Ash vs Evil Dead PR including an audio interview.

Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite



4 August 2015

Lucy Now With Heroes For Hire For Conventions and Appearances

Erin Gray’s (Colonel Wilma Deering of Buck Rogers fame) company “Heroes For Hire” now has Lucy on her books for conventions and appearances. So if you want Lucy to appear at a convention, this is the place to go to book her. They also represent Renee and Bruce Campbell to name a few.


Xena ♦ Spartacus ♦ Battlestar Galactica ♦ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ♦ Salem ♦ Ash vs. Evil Dead ♦ Parks and Recreation

Appearance form  |  Convention form  | Speaking Engagement form

New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as Xena the Warrior Princess. Lucy is married to producer Robert Gerard Tapert and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless.

She was awarded an Order of Merit in the New Zealand Queen’s Birthday Honor List in June 2004. Lucy, whose role as Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess made her a cult television star, has been involved with the Starship Foundation and has held a role on its board of trustees. She was awarded the Order of Merit for services to entertainment and the community.

In 1995 Lucy landed the role of Xena: Warrior Princess in the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys in a three story arc that led to her own spin-off show Xena: Warrior Princess for six seasons.

Whilst she has been primarily known for her role on Xena: Warrior Princess, Lucy has also appeared in the classic TV series Battlestar Galactica in the semi-regular role of D’anna Biers amongst her other many and varied roles including the hit Adam Sandler movie Bedtime Stories. Lucy was also in several made-for-TV movies including: Locusts and Vampire Bats. She also lent her voice to the straight-to-video movies: Justice League: The New Frontier and Dragonlance: Dragons of the Autumn Twilight. During 2011 Lucy appeared in the No Ordinary Family as the mysterious Mrs X and also appeared in the prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Spartacus Vengeance as Lucretia.

In 2013-2014 she appeared as Caroline Platt in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake, a BBC Mini-Series in New Zealand with Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss, the recurring character of Diane Lewis in NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and Isabelle Hartley in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Most recently Lucy portrayed Countess Marburg in the WGN America series Salem and will be portray Ruby Knowby in the upcoming STARZ series Ash vs Evil Dead with Bruce Campbell.



4 August 2015

In celebration of Xena's 20th anniversary - 7-CD Xena box set


The following was sent by Creation Entertainment to their Xena Email List:

Dear Xenites!

In celebration of Xena's 20th anniversary this year, Varese Sarabande Records is looking to produce a comprehensive 7-CD box set with all the music from your favorite TV series. This limited edition package would feature the complete Xena music recordings by famed composer Joseph LoDuca, and be housed in a beautiful library-bound leatherette case. Other goodies would include extensive liner notes by Steven Sears, (Xena writer/producer), and original art and photos from the initial CD releases. Varese Sarabande is now looking for your help to make this package extra special by having you vote for additional items you would like to see included. These are the potential options:

  • Poster with Lucy Lawless as Xena
  • Poster with Lucy Lawless as Xena that also includes printed names of all the Xenites who order the package during a special pre-sale period
  • Hand-signed booklets by composer, Joseph LoDuca!
  • A set of 5 trading cards featuring images and information of various characters from the show
  • A flag with Lucy Lawless as Xena
  • Limited Edition embossing on the package with the exact number of the box you received. This will be a limited edition item.

Is this a music box set you would want? What promo items do you like the best? Varese Sarabande is the pre-eminent soundtrack label in the world, and very excited to be working on this package for the Xena fans. They need to hear from you!!

Cast your vote now by emailing

P.S. If the label moves forward, as a thanks for the input, they will offer a special discount only for members of this list!

from your friends at Creation Entertainment



2 August 2015

Xena Art: The Debt

Xena and Lao Ma from The Debt (one of my all time favourite episodes)




2 August 2015

TVTrippin Interviews Lucy at TCA It’s Ash vs Evil Dead — and a lively Lucy Lawless


Lori from TVTrippin sent me an alert of an interview she had with Lucy at the recent TCA PR Event. Lucy was there with Bruce to promote Ash Vs Evil Dead.

It’s Ash vs Evil Dead — and a lively Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless is no stranger to playing strong women on TV, and her formidable brand of badassery will be aimed at Ash Williams in Starz’s upcoming series “Ash vs Evil Dead.”

The Kiwi actress (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Salem”) talked about her mysterious character, Ruby Knowby, during an interview before the show’s panel Friday at the TV critics’ summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.


Continue reading the article

Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite



1 August 2015

Images from TCA Ash Vs Evil Dead Panel and Portraits Sessions

Updated the image galleries for the Ash Vs Evil Dead PR Events section. Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite


Had a bit of fun today with creating some Ruby/Xena memes





Lucy in the TCA Portraits – click here to view or the thumbnail



Lucy at the TCA Ash Vs Evil Dead Panel

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1 August 2015

20 Years Later Still Kicking Ass–Xena and Ruby Knowby

I saw the official Starz release of the first Ruby pic from Ash Vs Evil Dead and my mind went 20 years back to another time, another place and another fierce warrior. THE warrior…


Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite

Find out more about Lucy’s iconic role as Xena Warrior Princess on AUSXIP Xena



1 August 2015

Lucy as Ruby Knowby First Photo Via Starz At Ash Vs Evil Dead TCA Panel

Lucy along with Bruce, Sam Raimi (minus Rob) are at TCA (The Television Critics Association (TCA) is a group of approximately 200 United States and Canadian journalists and columnists who cover television programming. They meet in Pasadena, California in January for the Winter Press tour, and in Beverly Hills California in July for the summer press tour).

They are there to promote Ash Vs Evil Dead. Starz has released the first photo of Lucy as Ruby Knowby. Find out more about Lucy's new role as Ruby in Ash vs Evil Dead by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash vs Evil Dead Subsite

Click on the image for the larger version

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