Warrior - Promos, First Look Photos, Posters + Premiere Date *Updated 4th April 2019* By Nirat Anop (April 5, 2019, 2:42 am)
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First Look Photos + Premiere Date Revealed
TONG WARS DRAMA SERIES WARRIOR, BASED ON THE WRITINGS OF MARTIAL ARTS LEGEND BRUCE LEE, DEBUTS APRIL 5 ON CINEMAX
The CINEMAX drama series WARRIOR begins its ten-episode season FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), it was announced today by Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming. Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, the show is based on writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, and created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (CINEMAX's "Banshee") under Tropper Ink Productions and Justin Lin on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment.
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, a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown's most powerful tongs (Chinese organized crime family).
Led by Andrew Koji, who plays Ah Sahm, series regulars also include Kieran Bew, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Joe Taslim, Jason Tobin, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.
WARRIOR is produced for CINEMAX by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment; created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper. Justin Lin and Danielle Woodrow executive produce on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment. Shannon Lee executive produces for Bruce Lee Entertainment. Executive produced by Brad Kane and co-executive produced by Richard Sharkey. Pilot was executive produced by Assaf Bernstein.
These are dangerous times. Based on the writings of Bruce Lee, from Jonathan Tropper co-creator of Banshee and Justin Lin director of Fast & Furious comes a new Cinemax original series. Warrior premieres in 2019.
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Inspired by an idea from martial-arts legend Bruce Lee, this gritty, action-packed crime drama is set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. Filming in Cape Town, South Africa, it follows a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown's most powerful organized crime families. Produced for CINEMAX by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment; created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper under Tropper Ink Productions; Justin Lin and Danielle Woodrow executive produce on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment; Shannon Lee executive produces for Bruce Lee Entertainment.
"As a show that proudly bears the imprimatur of Bruce Lee, it's our intention to deliver not only explosive martial arts action - which we will - but also a powerful and complex immigration drama that is as relevant today as it was in the 1870s," says Tropper.
"I've always admired Bruce Lee for his trailblazing efforts opening doors for Asians in entertainment and beyond," notes Lin. "So I was intrigued when Danielle told me about the urban legend of his never-produced idea for a TV show and suggested we bring it to life. Then, when Shannon shared with us her father's writings - rich with Lee's unique philosophies on life, and through a point of view rarely depicted on screen - Danielle and I knew that Perfect Storm had to make it.
"Partnering with CINEMAX has led to a wonderful collaboration with Jonathan Tropper, who has created a fantastic series inspired by Lee's writings. We are all honored to continue what he started," he adds.