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‘Warrior’ Star Perry Yung Cast as Patriarch in Hmong Family Drama ‘The Harvest’ (Exclusive)

Yung will play an aging refugee and war survivor whose condition wreaks havoc on his familyLawrence Yee | October 27, 2021 @ 2:39 PM

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Perry Yung has been cast as the patriarch in the upcoming family drama “The Harvest,” a story about an estranged son who returns home to help his ailing Hmong father, only to be confronted with the intergenerational conflicts and traumas that exist between children and their traditional parents.

“The Harvest” is based off Doua Moua’s own script (the screenplay was a Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist screenplay) and Moua will also star.

Yung will play Cher, an elder refugee and war survivor who suffers the devastating and deteriorating effects that his kidney failure has on his family. He is best known for playing Father Jun in the HBO Max series “Warrior.”

“What makes ‘The Harvest’ film so special beyond the great themes and story, are the characters. Each role so well written, so personal, so authentic, that I saw my own family reflected in each scene,” Yung told TheWrap. “As an older Asian American actor, finding great characters has always been difficult, whether it is in film, television or stage, but to be able to portray a complex Asian American father is a gift; the role of a lifetime actually.”Also Read:
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Also attached is Singaporean-American actress Dawn Ying Yuen (“Zoetic,” “My Mother’s Jade”), who will portray Youa, the matriarch of the Moua family. Her role inside the family and clan is just as complex as her life outside it.

“The Harvest shows the culture and values of immigrant parents to the children of American upbringing. It is a narrative necessary for the US audience, to provide deeper understanding of the Hmong community,” Yuen said. “I am deeply honored and excited to be working alongside actors like the experienced Perry Yung, the talented Doua Moua, and the outstanding director Caylee So. I feel that our synergy will be fantastic as we have a real understanding of the immigrant story.”

Newcomer Chrisna Chhor has been cast in the role of Sue, a teenage girl who struggles with finding her voice and her place inside the strict customs of her inherited culture.Also Read:
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The film will be directed by Caylee So (“In the Life of Music”). Doua Moua and John Houselog will produce the film under their Chiyou Entertainment banner. Chiyou Entertainment is a new independent production company that seeks to develop and produce diverse stories with the intention of challenging, reflecting and celebrating underrepresented communities.

Moua’s “Mulan” costar Yoson An and Money Vang will be executive producing the film.

Perry Yung is repped by Davien Littlefield Management. Dawn Ying Yuen is repped by Minc Talent. Doua Moua is repped by Creative Talent Company.

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‘Warrior’ Renewed For Season 3, Moving From Cinemax To HBO Max

By Denise Petski

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Martial arts crime drama series Warrior has been renewed for a third season and will move from Cinemax to HBO Max.

The series, set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century, is based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. The first two seasons, which aired on Cinemax, now are streaming on HBO Max via HBO platforms.

Warrior is created by and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (Banshee) under Tropper Ink Productions, executive produced by Star Trek Beyond and Fast & Furious 9 director Justin Lin for Perfect Storm Entertainment, and executive produced by Shannon Lee for Bruce Lee Entertainment.

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 at HBO and HBO Max. “We can’t wait to see what Jonathan, Justin and Shannon will bring to the next chapter of this series on HBO Max.

Said Shannon Lee, executive producer at Bruce Lee Entertainment: “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 3.”

The series returned for its 10-episode second season October 2 on Cinemax.

Season 2 cast included Andrew Koji, Kieran Bew, Celine Buckens, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Maria-Elena Laas, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Dustin Nguyen (also directed episode 6), Miranda Raison, Chen Tang, Joe Taslim, Jason Tobin, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.

Season 2 of Warrior was produced for Cinemax by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment; created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper. Justin Lin, Danielle Woodrow and Andrew Schneider executive produced on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment. Shannon Lee executive produced for Bruce Lee Entertainment. Executive produced by Brad Kane and Richard Sharkey and co-executive produced by Kenneth Lin, Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard.