The first two seasons of the drama, based on writings by Bruce Lee, ran on Cinemax.
Former Cinemax series Warrior is getting a new life at HBO Max.
The WarnerMedia-owned streaming service has picked up a third season of the action-drama, which is based on the writings of Bruce Lee and is set during the late 19th century Tong Wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The series was the last original show to air on Cinemax, with its second season wrapping in December 2020, and both seasons began streaming on HBO Max earlier this year.
Executive producer Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, announced the renewal Wednesday on Instagram. A date for season three hasn’t been set.
“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,” said Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max. “We can’t wait to see what Jonathan [Tropper], Justin [Lin] and Shannon will bring to the next chapter of this series on HBO Max.”
Said Lee, “Justin, Jonathan, and I were thrilled when Warrior was put on HBO platforms to be discovered by a whole new legion of fans. 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 three!”
In addition to Koji, the show’s cast includes Kieran Bew, Celine Buckens, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Maria-Elena Laas, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Dustin Nguyen, Miranda Raison, Chen Tang, Joe Taslim, Jason Tobin, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.
Tropper (Cinemax’s Banshee) created the series and executive produces with Lin (the Fast and Furious franchise) and Lee. Season two exec producers also included Danielle Woodrow and Andrew Schneider for Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment, Brad Kane and Richard Sharkey.