Warrior moves from Cinemax to HBO Max with third season renewal


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Star guerrier Andrew Koji

Star guerrier Andrew Koji
photo: David Bloomer / Cinemax

After two seasons on Cinemax, warrior—Historical Martial Arts Crime the drama whose most immediate fame is that its concept was originally developed by Bruce Lee – returns. Well, sort of: rather than reverting to the premium cable network that served as his home for his first two years, warrior will now switch to Cinemax’s streaming cousin, HBO Max.

Set in 1870s San Francisco, the series stars Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a Chinese immigrant in search of his missing sister amid the notorious Tong War waged between Chinese gangs in the city ​​at the time. Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Dianne Doan and a busy team co-stars round out the series’ cast, sketching a version of 19th-century California begging to explode due to political, racial, social, and more tensions.

warrior the last release of new episodes in December; it also holds the distinction of being the last series to be produced at Cinemax before the network permanently shuts down the original programming (at least, in part, due to the advent of HBO Max). Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee—Which executive produced on the show—released a statement today on the renewal and move:

WWe are thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to make another season, and we applaud HBO Max for realizing the importance of telling this story and continuing to support this level of representation in our industry. I just know my dad is smiling right now to see this show he dreamed of so long ago to keep beating the odds. We fully intend to provide the same high level of meaningful storytelling and Gung Fu action in Season 3!

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