Warrior – April 5th

Cinemax is ready to give you their new action-packed series WARRIOR starting April 5th! The ten episode saga stars Andrew Koji, our dearest Kieran Bew, Olivia Cheng, Langley Kirkwood,Christian McKay, always amazing Tom Weston Jones, Joe Taslim, Dean Jagger,based on the writings of the legendary Bruce Lee!
Warrior hits Cinemax April 5th!
is 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 follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving

The new epic series will air in ten episodes

his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs (Chinese organized crime family). Befriended by Wang Chao (Hoon Lee), a fixer and profiteer in Chinatown, Ah Sahm is taken under the wing of Young Jun (Jason Tobin), the hard partying son of the Hop Wei’s leader, Father Jun (Perry Yung), who is facing an imminent opium war with a rival tong. As he is indoctrinated in the rules of Chinatown gangs, Ah Sahm wins the confidence of a canny brothel madam, Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng), revealing to her the true intentions of his journey to America. Over the course

Andrew Koji plays the lead role in the series

of the season, Ah Sahm crosses boundaries inside and outside Chinatown, bringing him into contact with tong rivals Mai Ling (Dianne Doan), a

The series is executive produced by Banshee’s Jonathan Tropper

beautiful and ruthless Chinese woman who has achieved a position of power in one of the tongs, and Li Yong (Joe Taslim), a tong lieutenant and Kung Fu

Dean Jagger plays the leader of Irish labourmen!

master. As violence erupts, Sergeant “Big Bill” O’Hara (Kieran Bew) and Richard Henry Lee (Tom Weston Jones), a transplanted southerner and

Warrior wasn’t filmed in San Francisco, but actually in Cape Town, South Africa

rookie cop, are tasked with forming a Chinatown squad. Meanwhile, working class leader and tough Irishman Dylan Leary (Dean Jagger) is fighting for all

The script is inspired by an idea from legendary Bruce Lee

Irish labourers by trying to inflict as much damage as possible on the Chinese immigrants he says are stealing their jobs. Amidst the strife, power hungry San Francisco Mayor Samuel Blake (Christian McKay) and Deputy Mayor

The shooting of the first season ended up almost a year ago!

Walter Buckley (Langley Kirkwood), who has his own political aspirations, engage in widespread corruption, while the mayor’s young wife, Penny (Joanna Vanderham), finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage.