When will ‘Warrior’ drop all episodes on HBO Max? How to live stream Seasons 1, 2 and what lies ahead in Season 3
Cinemax or HBO hasn't yet given a green light to the new season but here's we know from Dianne Doan, Kieran Bew and Andrew Koji
Spoilers for ‘Warrior’ Season 1 and 2
The second season of ‘Warrior’ ended with one of the best finales ever seen on TV and now one question remains: When will ‘Warrior’ Season 3 return? If it is an end for the action-packed Cinemax show, it will be a huge shame and fans will be hugely disappointed.
The period fantasy ended with one too many cliffhangers teasing Season 3 — right from Zing (Dustin Nguyen) loosening the bars to Penelope Blake (Joanna Vanderham) ending up in a mental asylum! It's sad that the fate of the show is hanging after the beauty and finesse of each character portrayed through a breathtaking journey of 20 episodes and two seasons pulled the audience right in. Finally, HBO Max has given a green light to the new season.
‘Warrior’ Season 3: What Dianne Doan has to say?
In an exclusive interview with MEAWW, Dianne Doan — who plays Mai Ling — spilled the beans on the future of the hit show starring Andrew Koji.
Cashing in on the “never say never” mantra, Doan said, “I believe HBO or Cinemax has announced that after all of season two is aired, our show will be made available on the HBO streaming services — HBO Max. After that, we don't really know what's in store for ‘Warrior’. But I will say, with confidence, that we would love to have season three. We'd love to go back. There are a lot of cliffhangers and a lot of questions at the end of season two. So at this point, we don't know either... But I'll say, never say never.”
Hoping that the series materializes into another season, Doan said, “I hope there is a ‘Warrior’ 3, especially because there will be a lot of cliffhangers and I'm sure fans would really love to see what actually happens in the next season. This season, a lot of new characters have been introduced. So I think every single actor and character deserves to see a proper end to the story.”
‘Warrior’ Season 3: What Kieran Bew feels?
Kieran Bew — who plays the enigmatic Sergeant “Big” Bill O'Hara — shared the inside details in an exclusive conversation with MEAWW. “The truth is we don't know at all. Since we finished filming, I know that the writers and the producers have all gone on to work on other things. But they are all very good friends. And they have all talked about possible storylines, especially with Jonathan [Tropper]. They all have very strong ideas about where it will go. And it's very exciting.”
“We all wanted to do three-four-five-six seasons. But the way they contract you on TV shows is they do book you for that time. As actors, we are always dreaming about where we might go. We're very good friends with our producers and writers and we just love making the show. But we know we can't really influence them. Jonathan, as the showrunner, will make decisions ultimately. But yeah, we did talk about it. We talked about lots of things.”
Back in September, producer Shannon Lee had confirmed to ComicBook.com that fans can expect to see the series on HBO Max. “I do think, in my opinion, our show is extremely important, in terms of representation. I would say in the one hour TV space, we are exceedingly unique. And in fact, I don't know if you have heard but after season two airs on Cinemax, HBO is going to make the show available on the HBO platforms, which will hopefully garner a larger audience, which will be great.”
‘Warrior’ Season 3: What does Andrew Koji know?
“The magic of TV and filmmaking is a lot of organized chaos,” Andrew Koji said in an exclusive interview with MEAWW. “And I think, as much as possible, Jonathan has tried to tie things up, but also keep it open because the idea was to keep it going for a good four or five seasons. I think it was written in a way hoping that we'd be able to tell them a bit more of the story.”
So what if the show does get picked up again or renewed? What will be the future of ‘Warrior’ then? To this, Koji responded that it would really depend on what it gets picked up for and explained, “It's either gonna be a mini-series kind of finale, or it's going to be another two, three, seasons, or there might be a film version of it like 'Deadwood'. It would depend.” If the show were to be renewed for another season or two Koji said that they could “go deeper with certain characters. I don't think their intention would be to introduce more characters. They might introduce one or two who knows, but it would probably be more about the family, the core family of things.”
In case the show gets picked up for a shorter version such as a film or a mini-series, Koji expects it to be about wrapping things up. He said, “I think if it was a shorter format, it would definitely be more about wrapping things up and giving the audience a sort of conclusion.” He also feels strongly that Bruce Lee's story and his legacy deserves a conclusion.
Are the new episodes on HBO Max?
Although we do not know when exactly the episodes drop on HBO Max as there hasn't been a formal announcement yet, it seems likely that they will be added in a couple of days. The season two finale — Episode 10 ‘Man On The Wall’ — premiered on December 4, 2020. Now, fans are eagerly waiting for some good news.
Back in April 2019, the first season premiered 18 months after production began. The second one followed through with a premiere in October 2020, barely six months after it was officially renewed by Cinemax. It's possible that the network will renew season three later but work on the new season may continue. There is also a bright chance of another production house picking up the show and that would increase its viewership too.
The first two seasons were soon made available on HBO Max and you can stream it whenever you want. Moreover, you can also live stream the two seasons of ‘Warrior’ on Cinemax and all 20 episodes are available on Hotstar.
When will ‘Warrior’ Season 3 return?
Dishing out the good news, HBO Max posted the announcement on social media with a video featuring the producers and cast celebrating the news. Andrew Koji could hold back his happiness and said: “Against all odds, we're back.” All the other cast members — including Kieran Bew and Dianne Doan — squealed in delight and repeated the words: “We're back!”
The return date has not been revealed yet. Excited fans from all across the globe can't wait to witness the magic now. Watch the video here:
This fight’s not over. Warrior has been renewed as a Max Original for season 3. pic.twitter.com/pAECIcA2hu— HBO Max (@hbomax) April 14, 2021
Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee — executive producer on the show — issued a statement about the renewal:
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!