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The Russo brothers are turning cult classic The Warriors into a drama for Hulu

The Russo brothers are turning cult classic The Warriors into a drama for Hulu


The movie, not the basketball team

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Now that they've conquered the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Joe and Anthony Russo — directors of the last two Captain America movies and the upcoming two-parter Avengers: Infinity War — are returning to their TV stomping grounds for an adaptation of The Warriors. Deadline is reporting the brothers are teaming with Paramount's TV division to turn Walter Hill's lurid 1979 cult classic (itself an adaptation of Sol Yurick's 1965 novel of the same name, which happens to be a retelling of an ancient Greek epic) into an hour-long drama for Hulu. It'll preserve the original's gangs-gone-wild narrative while "adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex, and violence." They'll be working alongside writer Frank Baldwin on the series, and that's about all we know: it doesn't have a director, cast, or a premiere date yet.

The Russo brothers built their careers by working in TV, but they don't have much experience with the standard-issue, hour-long TV drama. The bulk of their credits came from working on shows like Arrested Development, Community, and Happy Endings, meaning 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier was their first action-centric production. If The Warriors develops without a hitch, it could give them a chance to use their newfound set piece experience on a slightly smaller scale. In any case, it'll probably be a while before we're given a substantive glimpse at the show, as Infinity War is going to keep the brothers busy for the next few years.