Deadline is exclusively reporting that Tong Wars drama series Warrior has been renewed for a second season at Cinemax.
Based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, Warrior is an 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 focuses on Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hope Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful organised crime families, or tongs.
Len Amato, president of HBO Films, Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, released a statement saying:
Bruce Lee’s vision is alive and well. Warrior combines high-energy martial arts with wit and brains. We’re thrilled to renew such a great show for a second season on Cinemax.
Created by Jonathan Tropper and produced by Justin Lin, Warrior stars Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Dianne Doan, Kieran Bew, Dean Jagger, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones, Hoon Lee, Langley Kirkwood, Christian McKay and Joe Taslim.