Brutal Tong wars of action and adventure Warrior brought viewers to a unique previous universe, complete with explosive action and timely storyline, and a stellar cast led by Andrew Koji.
So, here’s what you need to know about this series!
Warrior is an American martial arts criminal drama series that premiered on Cinemax on April 5, 2019. It is executive-produced by Bruce Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, and film director Justin Lin, and is based on an original concept and treatment by Bruce Lee. The showrunner is Jonathan Tropper, who is most known for his work on the Cinemax original series Banshee.
The sitcom was renewed by Cinemax for a second season in April 2019, which will broadcast on October 2, 2020. Cinemax’s final series before stopping original programming was this one.
The series is renewed for a third season in April 2021, along with the announcement that it would move to HBO Max.
The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China in quest of his sister, only to be sold to one of the most powerful tongs in Chinatown during the Tong Wars in late 1870s San Francisco.
- Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a Chinese martial arts expert from Foshan who travels to San Francisco in search of his elder sister, Xiaojing, who emigrated years prior.
- Olivia Cheng as Ah Toy, a bisexual madam who runs a brothel in Chinatown.
- Jason Tobin as Young Jun, Father Jun’s son and successor who befriends Ah Sahm.
- Dianne Doan as Mai Ling, the wife of Long Zii, head of the Long Zii tong.
- Kieran Bew as “Big” Bill O’Hara, an Irish police officer promoted to lead the Chinatown squad.
- Dean Jagger as Dylan Leary, an American Civil War veteran, labor unionist and leader of the Irish Mob.
- Joanna Vanderham as Penelope Blake, the wife of Mayor Samuel Blake.
- Tom Weston-Jones as Richard Henry Lee, a new police officer from Savannah, Georgia.
- Hoon Lee as Wang Chao, a black market salesman who acquires various contraband for the tongs and the San Francisco police.
- Langley Kirkwood as Walter Franklin Buckley, the Deputy Mayor of San Francisco who secretly conspires with Mai Ling to start a gang war between the Hop Wei and the Long Zii.
- Christian McKay as Samuel Blake, the Mayor of San Francisco and Penelope’s husband.
- Perry Yung as Father Jun, leader of the Hop Wei tong and Young Jun’s father. (seasons 1–2).
- Joe Taslim as Li Yong, a skilled martial artist who serves as the Long Zii’s enforcer.
- Dustin Nguyen as Zing, the new leader of the Fung Hai tong and Mai Ling’s ally. (season 2–present, recurring season 1)
- Céline Buckens as Sophie Mercer, Penelope’s reckless younger sister who seeks to gain Leary’s attention. (season 2–present)
- Miranda Raison as Nellie Davenport, a wealthy widow who offers asylum to Chinese migrants, particularly prostitutes.
- Chen Tang as Hong, an abrasive, young new recruit brought over from China as reinforcement for Hop Wei.
- Maria Elena Laas as Rosalita Vega, a Mexican woman who runs illegal fighting tournaments on the Barbary Coast, which Ah Sahm frequents. (season 2)
As of now there are 2 seasons for Warrior Web Series. Both of them have already aired. And now we are hoping for the third one soon.
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This show is nothing short of phenomenal! The plot, the drama, and the martial arts will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat, eagerly anticipating the next episode. The actors and actresses are super talented. And the overall cast does deserve Oscars for their superb performances because they breathe invigorating air into this Chinese or Irish or American western type series.
This will keep you yearning for more. I was sucked into this western world of kung fu drama with attractive actors and actresses that delivered it all with each episode because the choreography was magnificent and the narrative lines were so realistic. Bruce Lee would have been ecstatic about this masterpiece and would have been tremendously proud of it.
Bruce Lee would be ecstatic about this masterpiece and the arduous work that has resulted in a flawless series!
The IMDb rating for the Warrior Web Series is 8.4 out of 10. And for your knowledge this rating has been acknowledged by more than 22K IMDb users.
Warrior, the martial arts criminal drama that will move from Cinemax to HBO Max, has been renewed for a third season. The series is based on the writings of martial arts master Bruce Lee and is set during the violent Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s. And will follow the same for another spectacular season we hope.
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