“Bruce Lee’s vision is alive and well"
Warrior has been renewed for a second season
Deadline reports that Cinemax’s Bruce Lee-inspired TV series has been renewed Warrior for season 2.
Although Warrior has only aired three episodes so far, Cinemax has already given Warrior the green light for a second season.
Inspired follows the tale of a young Chinese immigrant who comes to the US just before the Chinese Exclusion Act. His recklessness causes him to be caught up in San Francisco Chinatown’s tong wars.
The concept was originally dreamed up by martial arts legend Bruce Lee, but was rejected by Hollywood at the time.
Andrew Koji stars as protagonist Ah Sahm. Justin Lin produces the TV series and Jonathan Tropper directs.
“Bruce Lee’s vision is alive and well,” said Len Amato, president of 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.”
Recently, we interviewed Warrior Olivia Cheng star, who said the TV show is important for immigrants. “I think this is such an important project because it’s going to make people think about what the Chinese went through coming to America.” she said. “I’m the daughter of immigrants with a long interest in Chinese American history so a lot of what we portray is deeply poignant for me.”