Take a look at the official trailer released for upcoming action-drama Cinemax series Warrior, based on the writings of the legendary Bruce Lee.
The series is set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century and follows martial arts prodigy Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), who immigrates from China under mysterious circumstances and soon becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs (Chinese organized crime family).
This looks quite good. The production reminds of Peaky Blinders, which is a huge plus on its own, but add in what looks like kick-ass martial arts mayhem and a thick-looking plot, and you’ve got us well and truly enticed.
The series comes from creator Jonathan Tropper, who co-created Cinemax series Banshee. Tropper exec produces alongside Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee, Brad Kane (Fringe), Danielle Woodrow (S.W.A.T.), and Fast & Furious director Justin Lin.
“I’ve always admired Bruce Lee for his trailblazing efforts opening doors for Asians in entertainment and beyond,” Lin said when Warrior was first announced. “So I was intrigued when Danielle [Woodrow] told me about the urban legend of his never-produced idea for a TV show and suggested we bring it to life.”
Warrior, also starring Kieran Bew, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Joe Taslim, Jason Tobin, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung, kicks off on Cinemax on April 5.