Warrior transferring from Cinemax to HBO Max for the just-renewed third season
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- April 15, 2021
After two seasons on Cinemax, Warrior—the historical martial arts crime drama whose most prompt claim to fame is that its idea was initially evolved by Bruce Lee—is returning. All things considered, kind of: Rather than get back to the premium cable network that served as its home for its initial two years, Warrior will presently be progressing over to Cinemax’s streaming cousin, HBO Max.
Set in 1870s San Francisco, the series stars Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a Chinese immigrant looking for his missing sister in the midst of the notorious Tong Wars pursued between Chinese gangs in the city during the period. Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Dianne Doan, and a well-packed team of co-stars all round out the show’s cast, sketching a version of nineteenth century California simply holding on to detonate because of pressures political, racial, social, and more.
Warrior last aired new episodes back in December; it additionally holds the differentiation of being the final series to be created at Cinemax before the network quit for the day programming for great (at any rate, to some extent, because of the coming of HBO Max). Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee—who executive produces on the show—gave a statement today about the renewal and the move:
“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to do another season, and we applaud HBO Max for understanding the importance of telling this story and for continuing to support this level of representation in our industry. I just know that my father is grinning right now to see this show he dreamed of so long ago continuing to beat the odds. We have every intention of delivering the same high level of meaningful storytelling and Gung Fu action in season 3!”