Season 5 Overview
Xena: Warrior Princess breaks new ground in the fifth season with it's depiction of the first pregnant superhero! In the fifth season this hit series adapts the actual pregnancy of star Lucy Lawless to challenge the myths of motherhood in a landmark season of compelling episodes.
Xena is a fierce warrior who was once known as the "Destroyer of Nations". Haunted by the sins of her past, she fights for the greater good to right her wrongs.
Lawless' other television credits include Tarzan, Battlestar Galactica, Spartacus: War of the Damned, Parks and Recreation, and, most recently, Ash vs Evil Dead. She has been in the films EuroTrip, Bedtime Stories, and The Changeover. Lucy is also a singer, performing on Broadway as Rizzo in the Grease revival and in two musical Xena episodes.
Gabrielle is Xena's travel partner, ally, and closest friend. She starts off as a simple farm girl, but grows to become a strong warrior in her own right.
O'Connor focuses on appearing in and producing independent films, including Beyond the Farthest Star, A Question of Faith, and Watch the Sky. She also started her own production company, ROC Pictures.
Joxer is Xena and Gabrielle's good and loyal friend. He desires to fight for justice, and is often the group's comic relief.
Raimi's film credits include Born Yesterday, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and the Spider-Man series. On television, he's been on Twin Peaks, CSI: NY, Supernatural, and besides Xena he's best known as communication officer Lt. Tim O'Neill on seaQuest DSV. Raimi wrote the original "Joxer the Mighty" song with help from director Josh Becker for Xena.
Ares is the God of War, Xena's antagonist who also harbors feelings for her. Ares and Xena's relationship is complicated as they vacillate between being enemies and allies. Ares was also the one to give Xena her signature weapon, the chakram.
Kevin initially appeared on The Legendary Journeys as Hercules' half-brother, along as starring in Young Hercules. Later he joined the cast of Xena: Warrior Princess as Ares. Kevin married his high school sweetheart, Suzanne, with whom he had three sons: Oscar, Tyrone, and Willard. In a tragic accident Kevin lost his life in 2002 at age 38.
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