Sad news for fans of Warrior, as the action-packed Max series has been canceled after three seasons.
The series was based on an original concept by Bruce Lee and stars Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful crime families. The first two seasons of Warrior aired on Cinemax, but when the series was renewed for a third season, it was announced that it would move to Max.
While Warrior will continue to stream on Max for the time being, it will have an additional home next year. Netflix picked up the non-exclusive rights to all three seasons of Warrior, with the series expected to debut in February 2024. Deadline reports that if the series does well, Netflix could potentially revive it. However, the cast has been released from their contracts, so it would be a little tricky to reunite them. Still, keep your fingers crossed.
“Warrior is a show that simply refuses to die,” creator Jonathan Tropper said in a statement to Deadline. “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.“
Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee‘s daughter and executive producer on the series, added, “If anything can be said about Warrior, with Bruce Lee in our corner, our indomitable spirit is REAL! And so, my wish is that the huge global Netflix audience LOVES Warrior and from that Love more goodness flows – in the form of greater recognition for our talented cast and crew who deserve all the things, in the form of passionate fandom for this relevant kick ass show and, if I dare to dream, in the form of an opportunity to continue our story for our amazing fans who, thanks to Netflix, will have grown in number and enthusiasm!“
Are there any other Warrior fans out there who are sad to see the series canceled?