Bruce Lee's 'Warrior' series renewed for second season

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
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SINGAPORE — Fans of the martial artist, rejoice! The CINEMAX drama series Warrior has been renewed for a second season, as announced by Len Amato, president, HBO Films, Miniseries and CINEMAX Programming.

“Bruce Lee’s vision is alive and well,” noted Amato. “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.”

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Dianne Doan plays Mai Ling in 'Warrior'. (PHOTO: HBO)

Based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, Warrior was created by and is executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (CINEMAX’s “Banshee”) under Tropper Ink Productions, executive produced by Justin Lin (director of “Star Trek Beyond” and “Fast Five”) for Perfect Storm Entertainment and executive produced by Shannon Lee for Bruce Lee Entertainment.

Set during the Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century, the series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hope Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful Tongs (Chinese organised crime family).

New episodes of the current season premiere same time as the U.S. every Saturday at 10am on HBO GO and CINEMAX, with a same day encore at 10pm on CINEMAX. The series is also available on HBO On Demand.