Axed drama with huge Rotten Tomatoes score gets a lifeline on Netflix
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 22
The cancelled series Warrior has made its way onto Netflix (Picture: HBO)

fans may haveWarrior after it was released on the platform.

First hitting screens in 2019, the American martial arts crime drama came from an original concept by Bruce Lee.

Set during the Tong Wars in late 1870s San Francisco, it followed Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China in search of his sister, only to be sold to one of the most powerful tongs in Chinatown.

First being released on Cinemax, the second season aired in 2020 before the service ceased production of original programming.

In April 2021, it renewed for a third season, that the series would move to HBO Max.

Although the third season aired in June last year, in December.

It stars Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm (Picture: HBO)

However, the show has now been picked up by Netflix, which is airing the first three seasons.

Earlier this month, the show was added to the streaming in a deal that was agreed in conjunction with Max – an affiliate of Warner Bros Discovery.

Now the show’s stars, including Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin and Dianne Doan, have all urged Netflix to renew it for another season on social media, as have many viewers.

‘Do the right thing Netflix: season 4 please,’ user Duane posted on X.

‘Netflix if you are smart, you will pick this show. It’s literally a masterpiece, and then maybe you can take the IP and do spin-off or sequel or anything,’ TwinsStyle shared.

‘If this is your first time watching this get ready for an amazing ride!!! Totally deserves a season 4!!! Hopefully Netflix will deliver,’ FoxMulder added.

The cancellation came as a shock for many considering the series also holds an impressive rating on review site Rotten Tomatoes, with a 96% audience score.

Previously speaking about the show’s future, creator Jonathan Tropper told Deadline Warrior was a show that ‘simply refuses to die’.

‘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,’ he said last year.

Warrior is streaming on Netflix.