Warrior sadly won’t be making a comeback for a fourth season on Max. Nevertheless, the three existing seasons of the martial arts crime drama are set to reach new viewership avenues. Netflix has acquired the series’ library in a co-exclusive deal with Max, expanding its availability in Warner Bros. Discovery streamer’s markets.
‘Warrior’ canceled by Max After Three Seasons Netflix in 2024
Warrior the series inspired by Bruce Lee’s writings and set in 19th century San Francisco has faced cancellation by Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming service Max after its first season as a Max original and third overall.
Despite this setback there’s a silver lining as the entire three-season run of Warrior will be available for streaming on Netflix starting February 2024. This move will potentially introduce the show to a broader audience, alongside its continued availability on Max through non-exclusive streaming licensing deals similar to those made for other HBO shows like Six Feet Under, Band of Brothers and Ballers.
Originally a Cinemax original, Warrior premiered in 2019 to positive reviews and was renewed for a second season that aired in fall 2020. However, with Cinemax winding down its original programming, HBO Max picked up the series for a third season in April 2021, culminating with the final episode premiering in August of the same year.
Created by Jonathan Tropper, known for his work on Cinemax’s Banshee and Apple TV+’s upcoming Your Friends and Neighbors, Warrior stars Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a skilled Chinese martial artist who ventures to 1870s San Francisco to find his sister (Dianne Doan) and becomes embroiled in the city’s Tong Wars.
The season three cast boasts names like Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Kieran Bew, Dean Jagger, Tom Weston-Jones, Hoon Lee, Langley Kirkwood, Perry Yung, Joe Taslim, Dustin Nguyen, Miranda Raison, Chen Tang, Chelsea Muirhead, Mark Dacascos and Adam Rayner.
Executive producers of Warrior include Jonathan Tropper, Justin Lin, Danielle Woodrow, Andrew Schneider of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee’s daughter) and Brad Kane and Richard Sharkey.