Newswire: NBC is developing a magical martial arts drama

NBC apparently no longer peacocks comedy, and that means it needs to find a hot new genre to take comedy’s place. Sure, the network has plenty of drama shows, but those don’t take it far enough. It needs something that’s realistic and down-to-earth, but also completely off the wall and swarming with magic karate fighters. Luckily, The Hollywood Reporter says NBC has just ordered a new pilot that sounds just like that.

The pilot—which is titled Warrior—comes from Crossbones‘ David DiGilio, and its official description explains it way better than we could: “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.” In other words, it’s The Legend Of Korra, but it’s from the network that brought you the motorcycle doctor …

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