The Warrior

CASTING REVEALED FOR CINEMAX NEW 19TH CENTURY MARTIAL ARTS TV SERIES ‘THE WARRIOR’ WITH KIERAN BEW, TOM WESTON JONES, JOE TASLIM, ANDREW KOJI, LANGLEY KIRKWOOD!

‘THE WARRIOR’ EPIC SERIES
INSPIRED BY BRUCE LEE             Release expected late 2018 or early 2019
Nice casting news for the new period set action series THE WARRIOR, a Bruce Lee inspired martial arts television saga by CinemaxFast and Furious Justin Lin will produce the Tong Wars ten episode series, inspired by the writings and work of martial arts icon Bruce Lee!

Kieran Bew will play Officer “Big Bill” O’Hara, a hard-drinking Irish cop charged with forming a Chinatown squad and Tom Weston Jones will be Richard Lee, a transplanted Southerner and rookie cop! Olivia Cheng will appear as Ah Toy, Chinatown’s most accomplished courtesan and madame, while Jason Tobin is Young Jun, the hard-partying son of a powerful tong boss. Dianne Doan will play Mai Ling, a beautiful and ruthless Chinese woman who, through sheer force of will, has achieved a position of power in one of the tongs! Dean Jagger will be Dan Leary, the unofficial godfather of the Irish community of San Francisco and leader of the Workingmen’s party. Christian McKay will govern San Francisco as Mayor Samuel Blake and Joanna Vanderham will portray Penelope Blake, the aristocratic heir to a railroad fortune trapped in a loveless marriage to the mayor! Joe Taslim is Li Yong, a tong Lieutenant and kung fu master while Langley Kirkwood will be Walter Buckley, a Civil War veteran and Deputy Mayor with his own political aspirations! Perry Yung is Father Jun, the leader of the most powerful tong in Chinatown.

Beowulf’s Kieran Bew leads the cast

The Story of the Warrior

will be set against the backdrop of the brutal Tong Wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s! The cast is led by Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who travels from China to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown!

Joe Taslim is a kung fu master!
You watched Tom Weston Jones in Dickensian & in BBC’s upcoming Troy
Game of Thrones’ Dean Jagger will be an Irish ruffian!
Dominion’s Langley Kirkwood will be an ambitious deputy major!

Courtesy of HollywoodSpy    |  More at Deadline

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