She is a middle school vice principal, and has stated she has "deals with hormonal psychopaths all of the time".She is not typical of the Tammys Ron Swanson has dated in the past.Diane meets Ron Swanson after she repeatedly calls the new 3-1-1 hotline in the episode "How a Bill Becomes a Law" set up by the Parks and Recreation Department to assist the public.After receiving no assistance to fix the pothole in front of her house after numerous calls to the hotline, Ron decides to go (alongside Andy) to Diane's house himself to fix the pothole in her street she has been complaining about.And her character, Countess Marburg, is as far from Glinda the Good as possible. Truth be told, this is the most malevolent villain Lawless has played to date, and that includes her role as the devious Lucretia in Starz’ “Spartacus” franchise. But in the case of the countess, she's bad, not just to the bone, but to the marrow." The Countess Marburg is a very powerful witch, who is a part of an ancient line of German witches. And on Sunday night's episode, "The Wine Dark Sea," which Lawless described as "a juggernaut of horror," there is a big reveal of the hideous method by which she stays young. Then she lost her mind when her husband was killed because he was everything to her.And, for what it’s worth, Rob Tapert and Lucy Lawless are married — not that that says anything definitively, but one hopes that means the reboot has tacit approval from Lawless, if nothing else.
Raimi will also serve as executive producer, along with Tapert, Campbell and Di Gregorio, who will serve as showrunner.
There haven’t been any casting announcements for the new show, although it’s now clear that pre-production is well underway, with NBCUniversal giving the green light to Tapert and Raimi.
As of yet, Lawless isn’t involved, but it doesn’t sound like a snub — she’s done interviews since then talking about the new series, at one point saying “But a TV series, I don’t know.
After he fixes the pothole, along with Andy Dwyer's "help", he is forced to play princess with Ivy and Zoey, Diane's daughters, which includes getting his make-up done and having a tea party.
Ron does not tolerate this, especially when he realizes it makes Diane laugh.