The Warriors (TV series)

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The Warriors
Genre Comedy-drama [1]
Created by
Written by
  • Jon Bell
  • Tony Briggs
  • Tracey Rigney
Directed by
  • Adrian Russell Wills
  • Beck Cole
  • Catriona McKenzie
  • Steven McGregor
Starring
Composer(s)Daniel Rankine
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Robert Connolly
  • Tony Briggs
  • Sally Riley
  • Jo Bell
  • Penny Smallacombe
Producer(s)
  • Robert Connolly
  • John Harvey
  • Liz Kearney
Production location(s) Melbourne
CinematographyJohn Brawley
Editor(s)Denise Haratzis
Running time30 minutes [2]
Production company(s)Arenamedia
Distributor Entertainment One
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format
Audio format Stereophonic
Original release12 April (2017-04-12) 
31 May 2017 (2017-05-31)
External links
Official website

The Warriors is an Australian television comedy drama series that premiered on ABC on 12 April 2017. [3] The eight part series is created by Tony Briggs and Robert Connolly. It explores the elite world of professional sport through the eyes of recruits and established players living in a share house. [4]

Contents

The series is written by Jon Bell, Tony Briggs and Tracey Rigney. It is directed by Adrian Russell Wills, Beck Cole, Steven McGregor and Catriona McKenzie. It is produced by Arenamedia with John Harvey. [1]

Cast

Main

Recurring

Guest

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAustralia viewers
(thousands)
1"A Grand Tradition"Adrian Russell WillsJon Bell12 April 2017 (2017-04-12)217,000 [5]
Team captain, Doc, and his three Aussie Rules rookies, Maki, Zane & Scottie, have a limited amount of time to make it to the MCG for a huge announcement for their team. When they arrive, Doc gets them lost inside the stadium, and they have to get a way out before the event ends.
2"Racist for Love"Adrian Russell WillsJon Bell19 April 2017 (2017-04-19)N/A
After Maki makes a fantastic mark at training, an online journalist accuses him of faking it. When Scottie, Zane and Doc hear about what happened, they make a plan for revenge to get back at the journalist.
3"Blooding"Beck ColeTracey Rigney26 April 2017 (2017-04-26)250,000 [6]
Bill takes the rookies to the Onion Ring gym to try and make them tougher after becoming angry of Spinner's training methods. When Maki decides nit to join in, Zane gets mad at him and tensions arise in their friendship.
4"Mind Over Matter"Beck ColeTony Briggs3 May 2017 (2017-05-03)153,000 [7]
Zane starts having trouble of kicking the ball with accuracy and Spinner tells him his position in the team may become in jeopardy. Scottie, Doc and Maki find out and they try to make him feel better and take him on a wild night out.
5"The Last Call"Steven McGregorTracey Rigney10 May 2017 (2017-05-10)158,000 [8]
Doc gets caught in a scandal which leads to the team losing their sponsorship. Bill reaches out to Fast Freddy to become a sponsor, he agrees but wants to receive information about upcoming games. Doc refuses to be involved so Bill makes Maki instead.
6"I Wanna Dance"Steven McGregorJon Bell17 May 2017 (2017-05-17)195,000 [9]
During a training session, Maki is racially vilified. Zane, who has experienced racism all his life, tries to make Maki forget what had happened, but after deciding this is not the best thing to do, Zane decides to take a stand for Maki.
7"The Magic of Gija"Catriona McKenzieTony Briggs24 May 2017 (2017-05-24)204,000 [10]
Maki makes the decision to leave the team and return to his hometown. Zane, Scottie & Doc decide to take a trip to his hometown to bring him back to Melbourne and the team but find it hard to do so when they arrive.
8"Fucken Footballers"Catriona McKenzieJon Bell31 May 2017 (2017-05-31)127,000 [11]
The first game of the season is nearly here, but when Scottie is named starting ruckman, he decides to takes steroids to make his knee heal faster. However, when a random drug test is announced, Zane takes him to his cousin who has a way of helping him pass the test.

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