‘Warrior’ Martial Arts Drama To Be Redeveloped By Fox

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.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2015/09/warrior-martial-arts-drama-redeveloped-fox-1201521782/