Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War) have been tapped to create a one-hour drama based on Walter Hill‘s 1979 cult favorite The Warriors, which was based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name. This novel was, in turn, based on Xenophon’s Anabasis.
The story follows a New York City gang who must return to their home turf of Coney Island after they are framed for the murder of a respected gang leader – Cyrus (of the Gramercy Riffs).
It was Luther, leader of the Rogues, who shot Cyrus dead but blames the Warriors’ leader Cleon for the murder resulting in Cleon is being beaten (and killed?) by the Riffs.
Meanwhile, the other Warriors have escaped, unaware that they’ve been implicated in Cyrus’ murder. The Riffs put out a hit on the Warriors through a radio DJ. Swan, the Warriors’ “war chief”, takes charge of the group as they try to make it back home.