Cinemax has given the action series Warrior an early season two renewal. The series, based on the writings of martial arts icon Bruce Lee, premiered on April 5, 2019. Warrior currently airs on Fridays at 10pm ET/PT.
“Bruce Lee’s vision is alive and well,” stated Len Amato, president, HBO Films, Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. “Warrior combines high-energy martial arts with wit and brains. We’re thrilled to renew such a great show for a second season on Cinemax.”
The cast of season one is led by Andrew Koji (Fast & Furious 6) as martial arts prodigy Ah Sahm. Kieran Bew (The Street), Olivia Cheng (Marco Polo), Dianne Doan (Vikings), Dean Jagger (Game of Thrones), Langley Kirkwood (Invictus), Hoon Lee (Banshee), Christian McKay (Me and Orson Welles), Joe Taslim (Fast & Furious 6), Jason Tobin (The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Joanna Vanderham (The Paradise), Tom Weston-Jones (Copper), and Perry Yung (The Knick) also star in Cinemax’s action drama.
Jonathan Tropper (Banshee) created the series and serves as an executive producer. Justin Lin (director of Star Trek Beyond, Fast Five) , Bruce Lee Entertainment’s Shannon Lee, Danielle Woodrow, and Brad Kane are also involved as executive producers. Assaf Bernstein directed and executive produced the pilot.
The Warrior Plot:
Warrior is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hope Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful Tongs (Chinese organized crime family).”
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