Warrior, based on the writings of Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee, makes its official debuts on April 5 on Cinemax.
Cinemax has released the official trailer and key art for the drama series Warrior, which begins its ten-episode season FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (10:00–11:00 p.m. ET/PT). Fast and Furious director Justin Lin, and Banshee co-creator Jonathan Tropper, as executive producers. Lee’s daughter, Shannon, is also an executive producer
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).
According to Deadline, Warrior is based on the writings of the legendary Bruce Lee and set during the brutal 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 and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs — also known as a Chinese organized crime family. Based on the trailer above, we can expect some of the most top-notch fight choreography and action drama that keeps in the spirit of Mr. Lee.
In a recent interview, Lin spoke about the upcoming project. “I’ve always admired Bruce Lee for his trailblazing efforts opening doors for Asians in entertainment and beyond,” Lin explained. “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 [Lee] 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.”
Watch the trailer here.