Warrior is back in the ring. The martial arts drama from Traveler creator David DiGilio and Parkes/MacDonald is returning to pilot contention, this time at Fox. The network has ordered a new script for the project, originally developed and piloted by NBC last season. It centers on a broken woman who works undercover – with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master – to bring down an international crime lord.
Warrior, produced by Universal TV, was the first project to receive a pilot order this past broadcast pilot season. The pilot, directed by Phillip Noyce was in contention for a series pickup at NBC but missed the cut. However, it remained a favorite of Universal TV brass who made it a priority after the upfronts to try and find a new home for the show. The pilot was shopped and garnered serious interest from Fox but the network ultimately decided to start anew with a wholly original script.
All the creative auspices of the original pilot are back — writer/executive producer DiGilio, executive producers Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Owen Shiflett of Parkes/MacDonald and Universal TV where Parkes/MacDonald has a deal.
“We could not be happier to continue the journey with Dave DiGilio to bring his vision for Warrior to life,” said Shiflett. “Fox is a perfect home for this world and these characters, and we are ecstatic to realize the potential with them.”
Digilio is repped by UTA, Industry Entertainment and attorney Karl Austen.