'Warrior' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, news and all you need to know about the Cinemax drama inspired by Bruce Lee
Cinemax's 'Warrior' brought back Bruce Lee's long lost effort to tell the story about a martial arts warrior who travels across the old wild west in search of a loved one. Although back in the '70s Lee's script was rejected by leading production companies such as Warner Bros., Cinemax has finally picked up the story with a leading Asian cast. Season 1 is still at its nascent stage as it is barely three episodes old, and Cinemax has already given the Jonathan Tropper-created show a heads-up for season 2.
While there is still a lot left to be discovered in season 1, here's everything that you need to know about the upcoming season 2:
The 10-episode Season 2 of 'Warrior' will arrive on Friday, October 2, at 10 pm ET/PT exclusively on CINEMAX. The series will also be available on-demand and on MaxGo.com.
While a lot of Season 1 is still looking into the Tong Wars, season 2 can be expected to pick up with Ah Sahm's quest to take his sister Mai Ling home. Season 1 is at the stage where Mai Ling is trying to make Ah Sahm leave San Francisco and return home but chances are Ah Sahm will get deeply involved with the Tong Wars during the course of the season.
Perhaps season 2 will pick up from a place where the Tongs are compelled to stop their illegal businesses, as the authorities come down on their brothels and gambling spots. It can be said season 2 will see the gradual dissolving of the Tongs which had once ruled the bloody lanes of America.
If none of the major characters die or any actor leave the show, it can be expected they will all return to resume their roles. Andrew Koji who plays the leading character, Ah Sahm, has already created quite the buzz in Tinseltown with his Japanese-English heritage, and his ability to carry out some sharp moves on 'Warrior'.
He will perhaps be joined by Olivia Cheng who plays the indomitable Ah Toy. Cheng, who went from being a journalist to an entertainer, had earlier played a similar role on Netflix's 'Marco Polo' and in both the shows her characters were compelling due their unconventional portrayal of females.
Perhaps we will also see Dianna Doan come back as Ah Sahm's sister, Mai Ling, but chances are we won't see Jason Tobin take up his role as Young Jun, for pretty obvious reasons. Other than that, the rest of the cast, which includes Kieran Bew as Officer “Big Bill” O’Har and Dean Jagger as Dan Leary, will probably return for season 2.
It comes as no surprise that 'Fast and the Furious' franchise stalwart Justin Lin is an executive producer on the series, as is Jonathan Tropper, the former boss and co-creator of the erstwhile Cinemax show 'Banshee'. In fact, Tropper wrote the pilot script based on original material written by Bruce Lee. We, however, still cannot say for sure if Tropper will once again work in season 2.
News: Bruce Lee's vision is alive with 'Warrior'
The strength of the show lies in its take on the Chinese immigrants of the 19th century who traveled all the way to San Francisco to start a new life. Keeping that in mind, Len Amato, president of HBO Films, Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, said: "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.”
There are no trailers for season 2 yet, but it is already under production.
Where to watch
Unless another network buys it, season 2 will pretty much return to its home, Cinemax.
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