Lawless Leads Again

(Above: Lucy Lawless and Captain Thunderbolt in ‘My Life is Murder.’ Source: Acorn TV)

Nearly two decades after Xena: Warrior Princess ended its six-season run, Lucy Lawless has landed the lead role in another series: My Life Is Murder, a 10-episode Australian procedural debuting Monday, August 5, on subscription streamer Acorn TV.

Lawless plays Alexa Crowe, an ex-homicide detective turned masterful private investigator. Melbourne Detective Inspector Keiran Hussy (Bernard Curry) enlists Crowe to solve his most baffling cases. She’s assisted by ambitious 20-something Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulan).

The humor-tinged drama premiered on Australia’s Network Ten just last week. Acorn TV will drop the first two episodes on August 5, with additional episodes debuting on subsequent Mondays through September 30. Acorn TV costs $4.99 monthly or $49.99 for a year, with a seven-day free trial.

Network Ten, meanwhile, has already launched a spin-off online series starring Crowe’s cat, Captain Thunderbolt. The six-episode animated show is called My Name Is Captain Thunderbolt (Sometimes). The plot, according to the cat “has become a private detective, investigating Alexa’s life to decide if he should stay with her.” No word on whether or not this series will come to Acorn TV too.

Finally, if you want to see Lawless in her breakout role as Xena: Warrior Princess, all 134 episodes of the 1995-2001 syndicated series are available to stream, free to all with ads, at, and Tubi. You can also watch the series dubbed into Spanish weekdays at 6 pm ET on over-the-air channel Telexitos. Or you can buy episodes ($1.99 each or $19.99 per season) from Google Play and other providers.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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