Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)
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The Black Wolf 

King Xerxes arrests a group of villagers, demanding they surrender the mysterious "Black Wolf" and followers. Xena arranges to be arrested to help them escape.


Mario DiLeo (as Mario Di Leo)


Rob Tapert (created by) (as Robert Tapert), John Schulian (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Lawless ... Xena
Renée O'Connor ... Gabrielle (as Renee O'Connor)
Robert Trebor ... Salmoneus
Kevin J. Wilson ... Xerxes
Nigel Harbrow Nigel Harbrow ... Koulos
Emma Turner ... Flora
Ian Hughes ... Diomedes
Maggie Tarver ... Hermia
Ross Duncan Ross Duncan ... Parnassus
John Dybvig John Dybvig ... Brigand (Ox)
Jonathan Bell-Booth Jonathan Bell-Booth ... Chief Guard
John Pemberton John Pemberton ... Arresting Guard
Tim Hosking Tim Hosking ... Blacksmith
Colin Francis ... The Grump
Adam Middleton Adam Middleton ... Black Wolf Sympathizer


King Xerxes arrests a group of villagers, demanding they surrender the mysterious "Black Wolf" and followers. Xena arranges to be arrested to help them escape.

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Release Date:

9 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Salmoneus, a regular on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, makes his first appearance in Xena: Warrior Princess See more »


Salmoneus: You! That's the little Miss Innocent that got me thrown in here in the first place.
Xena: She's my friend.
Salmoneus: She's your friend... she's your friend? You have a friend? What, is she a warrior?
Gabrielle: Hey, hey, back off! You know, you wouldn't be in here in the first place if you'd kept your hands off my tomatoes.
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References Spartacus (1960) See more »

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The Black Wolf
17 October 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

There is an element of Spartacus in the beginning of this episode as everyone claims to be the Black Wolf.

Xerxes is looking for the real Black Wolf, the mysterious leader of the rebellion against Xerxes and his taxes.

Xena looking for her friend is concerned that Xerxes has thrown a group of villagers into jail for not revealing the identity of the Black Wolf.

Xena convinces Xerxes that if he sends her to prison then she can spy for him and find out the person he is looking for but Xena plans to scam him.

Salmoneus turns up once again for some comic relief, there is some knockabout fight scenes from Xena but I put this one down to being one of the campier episodes.

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