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28 December 2018

Press: Australian TV Soap December 2018


Just a brief mention of Lucy’s new show “My Life is Murder” – check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless subsite – My Life is Murder for more news about this show

Feast your eyes on the new Aussie dramas coming to our screens in 2019


Where to watch: 10

Who’s in it: Former Xena: Warrior Princess, Ash vs Evil Dead, Salem and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D star Lucy Lawless plays investigator Alexa Crowe.

What’s it about: Whether she’s solving murders or combatting the small, niggly frustrations of everyday life, Alexa cannot help fighting the good fight. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa’s also brilliant, insightful and totally unfiltered, “making her a rare breed of TV hero,” says Ten’s head of drama Rick Maier. “The 10-part series is in production in Melbourne. She doesn’t give a damn how she solves the crime or who she offends in the process, as she gets the job done.”



26 December 2018

Australian SFX Magazine 5 Dec 2018: Lucy Lawless Xena in Xena Warrior Princess


Australian SFX Magazine 5 December 2018

At a time when people are celebrating female icons, many are looking back at Xena as a groundbreaking show for female empowerment. “The #MeToo era is the perfect time to bring back Xena and Gabrielle to set the world to rights!” says Lucy Lawless, who played Xena from 1995 to 2001 and has starred in Battlestar Galactica and Ash V Evil Dead. now Lawless is about to produce and star in new Australian TV drama My Life Is Murder where, she happily reveals, “there will be no blood and guts” – for once!

Would you like to play the role of Xena again?

I would in a one-off. I wouldn’t do the lifestyle again – I couldn’t! That’s for someone young and hungry. I’m always rolling my eyes when there’s an action component in something I’m doing now because I’m so bored with it. But I’d do a limited thing.

What would Xena be doing if she was around now?

I like to think she’d be a special prosecutor!

Did you keep any set souvenirs?

Not so much Xena stuff. With Xena I think everything was pretty trashed by the end. I might have a few weapons – I’ll let the kids duke it out with them!

What would it say on Xena’s gravestone?

I don’t really want to channel Arnie, but, “I’ll be back!” Every character I’ve ever played always comes back. “Not resting in peace!”

For more about Lucy’s role on Xena: Warrior Princess, check out the Australian Xena Information Page (AUSXIP)



23 December 2018

8 Reasons Why Horror Ruled TV in 2018 Including Ash Vs Evil Dead

Image636818573391284185io9 had 8 Reasons Why Horror Ruled TV in 2018 and Ash Vs Evil Dead was one of them:

Ash vs. Evil Dead ended its three-season run this year—a bummer made even more potent when horror icon Bruce Campbell announced the series finale would be the last time he’d ever play Ash Williams, a character he’d embodied since the first Evil Dead movie in 1981. But just because we won’t get any groovy new Ash adventures doesn’t take anything away from the joy that Ash vs.

Evil Dead brought to TV screens this year—and by joy, I mean gut-sloshingly gory horror delights. Season three saw Ash reconnect with the teenage daughter he never realized he had, as he and the “Ghostbeaters” did their chainsaw-swinging best to keep Deadites out of Ash’s Michigan hometown (and the world at large, really).

After briefly becoming a “good” version of herself in season two, Lucy Lawless’ Ruby reverted to maximum malevolence, giving birth to yet another version of Bad Ash to torment our hero as part of a grand scheme to rip the universe apart. While it would’ve been cool to see the show continue, especially since it ended on a very Army of Darkness-evoking cliffhanger…we’ll always treasure what Ash vs. Evil Dead was able to accomplish, even if we often had to watch it while peeking between our fingers.

For more about Lucy’s role on Ash Vs Evil Dead, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead subsite



19 December 2018

Radio Interview: KSRO Interviews Lucy 19 December 2018

Radio station KSRO interviews Lucy about her support of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County  and their work in addressing mental illness with the Secret Santa Program, the charity work she has conducted in her native country, highlights some of her most noteworthy roles, provides an update on the new show she’s filming now, and how her family reacts to all of the fame and publicity, and her ultimate dream role. Lucy mentions My Life Is Murder, her new show, which sounds like they are going to start filming in February in 2019.

KSRO Radio Interview - My Life Is Murder Mention @ 5:31 sec into the interview Download radio interview Audio embedded


For more information about Lucy's role on My Life is Murder, head on over to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless My Life Is Murder subsite



5 December 2018

Video: Lucy on 24 Hours of Reality From Auckland

Lucy appeared in a pre-recorded video for the 24 Hours of Reality event happening around the world.





4 December 2018

Press Release: Lucy Lawless To Join Al Gore For 24 Hours Of Reality

DECEMBER 03, 2018 | 4:00 PM


Los Angeles, California (December 3, 2018) – On December 3-4, former US Vice President Al Gore will host The Climate Reality Project’s eighth-annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast — 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves — a 24-hour live event exploring how the climate crisis is threatening human health worldwide. This year’s program will be carried by broadcast partners globally and streamed live online at


Celebrities, musicians, elected officials, and thought leaders will join the broadcast to highlight the climate-health connection around the world, with features including:

Special appearances, videos and exclusive performances: U2; Sting & Shaggy; Foo Fighters; The Lumineers; 5 Seconds of Summer; Moby; Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra; Portugal. The Man; Serj Tankian and Shavo Odadjian from System Of A Down; Bob Weir and Wolf Bros; Robyn; Courtney Barnett; Arlissa; Kate Nash; Goo Goo Dolls; Clare Bowen; David Crosby; Nahko; Michael Franti; We Three; Marcin Patrzalek; Nyah Grace; Khalil Fong; LiCong; Raja Kumari; Ben&Ben; Sjava; Mr Eazi feat. Simi; Jesse & Joy; Minzy; and Kulick; including:

Exclusive world premieres of Portugal. The Man’s new single, “Easy Tiger,” Kate Nash’s new single, “Trash,” and Mr. Eazi feat. Simi’s new single, “Surrender.”
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross’s music video “A Minute to Breathe” from the film Before the Flood.
World exclusive video of U2’s “Red Flag Day” in collaboration with the World Surf League.

Celebrity appearances: Arap Bethke; Deepak Chopra; Bryan Cranston; Claire Danes; Ivana De Maria; Michael Fassbender; Mathieu Flamini; Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Amanda Gorman; Vanessa Hauc; Julianne Hough; Brooks Laich; Lucy Lawless; Téa Leoni; Laura Marano; Thomas Middleditch; Trevor Noah; Bill Nye; David Oyelowo; Mandy Patinkin; Adam Rippon; Rola; Jonathan Scott; Stephanie Shepherd; Cody Simpson; Jaden Smith; Alyson Stoner; Geraldine Viswanathan; Calum Worthy; Van Ness Wu; Yoshiki; Annabel Zimmer; Hans Zimmer; and more.
Elected officials and thought leaders: President Sauli Niinistö, president of the Republic of Finland; President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, president of the Republic of Costa Rica; President Anote Tong, former president of the Republic of Kiribati; First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of Scotland; Xie Zhenhua, China’s special representative for climate change affairs; George Heyman, minister of environment and climate change strategy, British Columbia; Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles; Dr. Eckart Würzner, mayor of Heidelberg, Germany; Gina McCarthy, former US EPA administrator and director of C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Susan Pineda-Mercado, special envoy for global health initiatives in the Philippines; Dr. Maria Neira, director, Department of Public Health, Environmental, and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization; Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO and chairperson, Global Environment Facility; Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, deputy director of climate and environment division at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University; Catherine Flowers, rural development manager for the Equal Justice Initiative, founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise (ACRE), The Climate Reality Project Board Member; and more.
“Our health depends on the health of the planet,” said Al Gore. “The climate crisis is not an abstract issue; it has direct impacts on us and the people we love the most. I’m looking forward to exploring the climate and health connection on this year’s 24 Hours broadcast and to discussing how we can take bold and ambitious action to ensure that future generations can live long, healthy lives full of opportunity and promise."

Produced by Peter Green, Danielle Addair, and Steve Addair of ShoulderHill Entertainment, this year’s 24 Hours of Reality will air live from Los Angeles beginning on Monday, December 3 at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST. The show will travel around the globe, highlighting unique regional health impacts and celebrating local, national, and international efforts to implement meaningful climate solutions. The program will also broadcast two hours live from locations in China and India.

24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves will be carried on television globally by broadcast partners in 125 plus countries, including ABS-CBN, DIRECTV Latin America, Discovery Poland Group, France 24, KAN, Nat Geo Wild and National Geographic outside the US, NDTV, People°s Weather (DSTV), Phoenix TV, PPTV HD36, RTP, SBS Viceland, SKY Mexico, Telemundo, TLN, Yle and more. The full list of television broadcast partners will be available at The show will also be available live via online streaming at, in China, and through a network of social distribution partners. Global transmission feed is being provided by Intelsat, operator of the world’s first globalized network and leader in integrated satellite communications.

For more information, visit, and watch a preview of the broadcast here.



Founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is working to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leader activists, we are spreading the truth about the climate crisis and building popular support for clean energy solutions. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @ClimateReality.


ShoulderHill Entertainment, LLC is a production group with several divisions dedicated to film, and production services for commercial and global clients, live broadcasts, visual effects, gaming and music. ShoulderHill creates high-quality entertainment for feature films, TV and live entertainment properties meant for audiences around the world. For more information visit:




3 December 2018

Scan: Lucy at NZ LGBTI Awards Woman’s Day 3 December 2018

The NZ Woman’s Day magazine (Issue 3 December 2018) had the following image of Lucy attending the NZ LGBTI Awards.

Caption: Lucy Lawless, 50, finds some colourful company at the LGBTI Awards in Auckland, posing for a snap with COCO FLASH (left) and IVANNA DRINK.

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2 December 2018

Message From Lucy Lawless On Her Health

Wishing Lucy Lawless a speedy recovery. Getting hit in the head and concussion is a big deal. Lucy's taking a time out from all commitments - not sure if that includes My Life is Murder series which was due to start filming but that's not important. Her health is far more important than a tv show. Speedy recovery Lucy.