Hollywood Reporter

9 September 2003

'Xena' Star Lawless Swings Into WB Series
Tue September 9, 2003 05:22 AM ET

By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The WB Network's "Tarzan" is getting a strong hero pedigree.

Lucy Lawless, best known for her role as mighty warrior Xena, has been tapped to co-star in the WB's new drama about the jungle boy's adventures in New York, playing Kathleen Clayton, a publishing magnate and Tarzan's (Travis Fimmel) aunt.

Additionally, Lawless has inked a development deal with the network for a series project targeted for fall 2004.

"Lucy has a tremendous sense of humor, warmth and grace," WB entertainment president Jordan Levin said. "She has a fun, larger-than-life personality that will shape the character of Kathleen Clayton as she makes it her own, and that is what attracted us to her for future development."

Lawless, who co-stars in the upcoming feature "Boogeyman," toplined the hit syndicated action series "Xena: Warrior Princess" for six years after originating the role on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys."

The actress next appears in DreamWorks' "The Ugly Americans."

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