‘Warrior’ cast and crew react to new “lease of life” given to show by Netflix
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'Warrior' cast and crew react to new "lease of life" given to show by Netflix

The popular martial arts drama Warrior is moving to Netflix following its cancellation by Max, formerly known as HBO Max. 

Created by Jonathan Tropper, the show initially aired on Cinemax back in 2019. However, when the streaming service stopped making original content, it was subsequently – but luckily temporarily – cancelled.

Fans were relieved when HBO Max picked up the series in 2021 for a third season. The show has continuously been reviewed positively, earning several nominations from the Critics’ Choice Super Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards. 

Yet, Warrior, which is based on writings by Bruce Lee, has now been cancelled after three seasons. The show is no longer available to stream on NOW TV, with Netflix purchasing it instead.

If the show’s existing episodes receive a high number of watched hours, the streamer will consider producing more episodes. While this is exciting news, the possibility of this happening relies on the availability of the cast and crew due to their contracts ending. 

Still, several members of the production have discussed their thoughts on Warrior potentially getting another season. Tropper spoke to Deadline, revealing, “Warrior is a show that simply refuses to die.”

He continued, “Through platform and regime changes, the writers, producers, cast, crew, and our stunt team continued to make something powerful, relevant, and wildly unique.”

“And now, thanks to Netflix, we’ve been given yet another lease on life, and I’m thrilled for everyone involved that millions more viewers around the world will discover it,” Tropper added. 

Warrior will be available on Netflix in February 2024.