Warrior renewed for third season, moving to HBO Max!
With production of original series on Cinemax coming to an end, the future of the Bruce Lee-based action series Warrior was left unknown after its second season finale in December but fans can rejoice as it’s been confirmed it will return for a third chapter, now at HBO Max! The cast video announcement can be viewed below!
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“Warrior introduced viewers to a distinct world from the past, executed with dynamic action and relevant storytelling, with a brilliant cast led by Andrew Koji,” Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer at HBO and HBO Max, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what Jonathan, Justin and Shannon will bring to the next chapter of this series on HBO Max.”
Based on the writings of martial arts legend Lee, the gritty, action-packed crime drama is created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (Banshee) via his Tropper Ink Productions label and is set during the brutal Ton Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century.
“Justin, Jonathan, and I were thrilled when Warrior was put on HBO platforms to be discovered by a whole new legion of fans,” Shannon Lee, Executive Producer, Bruce Lee Entertainment, said in a statement. “Now 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!”
The cast for the series is led by Koji alongside Kerian Bew, Celine Buckens, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Maria-Elena Laas, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Dustin Nguyen, who also directed the sixth episode of the second season, Miranda Raison, Chen Tang, Joe Taslim, Jason Tobin, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.
Warrior is also executive produced by Justin Lin (F9: The Fast Saga), Danielle Woodrow and Andre Schneider for Perfect Storm Entertainment, Shannon Lee for Bruce Lee Entertainment, Brad Kane and Richard Sharkey, with Kenneth Lin, Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard attached as co-executive producers. The first two seasons are now available to stream on HBO Max.