Den of Geek has an indepth article on why Xena was a groundbreaking show (and we agree with them). I
Why Xena: Warrior Princess Was A Ground Breaking Show - Den of Geek
Xena: Warrior Princess, starring Lucy Lawless, was a breath of fresh air in the 90s sci-fi and fantasy TV landscape...
If you remember Xena: Warrior Princess, you probably remember it for a few things. The tiny, tight-fitting costumes worn by its lead characters. That circular spinny thing Xena threw at people (it’s called a chakram). Xena’s fabulous ululating war cry. The bizarre mish-mash of history the show threw together (though the producers knew their stuff, deep down – Rob Tapert later produced the rather more accurate Spartacus for STARZ).
What you might not remember, or might not know if you’re unfamiliar with the show, is just how important and ground-breaking Xena was when it first aired between 1995 and 2001.
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American Rights to the out-of-this-world family adventure WATCH THE SKY. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff, Miriam Elchanan, Senior Vice President of Sales at Fabrication Films, and Raymond Hsu of Watch the Sky LLC.
Based on the graphic novel WATCH THE SKIES, the film stars J. Nicole Brooks ("Chicago Med"), Luke Albright (Devil's Pass), Christopher Corbin ("Jane the Virgin"), Amie Farrell (American Sniper), Miracle Laurie ("Dollhouse"), and Carol Mansell ("Desperate Housewives"). WATCH THE SKY is written and directed by Alexander Murillo, and proudly produced by Renée O'Connor and Jed Sura.
It all began with a simple question: it's just one balloon in the entire sky, what's the worst that can happen? In an effort to capture amateur video of outer space, two young brothers unexpectedly find themselves in harm's way when an innocent Science experiment becomes a day filled with unearthly events threatening their sleepy coastal town.
"Murillo does a wonderful job capturing the "awe and wonder" innocence of two brothers in a small coastal town, when they find themselves in the middle of an alien sighting, said Richard Ross, Co-President of Breaking Glass. "This is an engaging family-friendly film, with a tip of the hat to Spielberg."
Starting August 21, WATCH THE SKY will be available to buy/rent on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, Fandango, and On Demand through your local cable/satalite provider.