The upcoming Tong Wars drama series Warrior is set to begin its ten-episode season on Friday, April 5 on Cinemax. Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, the show is based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee and is created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (Banshee) under Tropper Ink Productions and executive produced by Justin Lin (director of Fast & Furious 6) for Perfect Storm Entertainment. The pilot episode was directed by Assaf Bernstein (Look Away), who also serves as executive producer.
Starring Andrew Koji (Fast & Furious 6) as martial arts prodigy Ah Sahm, Warrior also features Kieran Bew (The Street), Olivia Cheng (Marco Polo), Dianne Doan (Vikings), Dean Jagger (Game of Thrones), Langley Kirkwood (Invictus), Hoon Lee (Banshee), Christian McKay (Me and Orson Welles), Joe Taslim (Fast & Furious 6), Jason Tobin (The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift), Joanna Vanderham (The Paradise), Tom Weston-Jones (Copper), and Perry Yung (The Knick).
Warrior is a gritty, 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 (Koji), 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 tongs (Chinese organized crime family).
You can check the official trailer of the show below: