Natalie Martinez To Lead NBC's WARRIOR

Perhaps we should thank the uptick in the trend of martial arts action on television so noted by various folks responsible for the recent popularity of shows like the CW series, Arrow, among a few others on local and cable networks which happen to be presenting some of the best action on television in recent history. Thankfully it's a trend that may not go away anytime soon with a number of shows being renewed or newly added this year, including NBC's latest forthcoming contribution to the martial arts action genre, Warrior, which is already underway with casting since its announcement last month.

On Friday night, word from Deadline revealed that Death Race (2008) and End Of Watch (2012), actress Natalie Martinez s added as the leading lady for the new series pilot following actor Will Yun Lee's attachment as the villain on Monday. Phillip Noyce is directing from a script by executive producer David DiGilio and scribes Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald which will focus on Martinez's role in a the new series being described as follows:
In a grounded, contemporary multicultural and sometimes magical milieu, a damaged heroine works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master to bring down an international crime lord.
I suspect plenty of more names will be added to the line-up in helping to shape Warrior as the next level of martial arts television drama and storytelling. There is a major momentum here and I hope others take advantage of this exciting opportunity in action-packed entertainment. Let's keep the trend going!


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