Warrior is a period piece of an action drama set in the second half of the 19th century against the backdrop of the bloody Chinatown of San Francisco’s Tong Wars.
Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a Chinese immigrant martial arts prodigy who arrives in San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, is the focus of the season. Ah, Sahm finds a place for himself as a hatchet man for Hope Wei, one of the most powerful Tongs (organized crime family) in Chinatown, having proven his worth as a warrior.
Warrior comes from Jonathan Tropper, executive producer, who co-created Banshee, the 2013-2016 crime drama from Cinemax. The handwritten notes of the story by Bruce Lee (provided by Shannon, the daughter of the legend of the screen) served as the basis of the show. The result was a genre-blending series that blends classic martial arts action with peak TV’s dramatic flair.
A warrior through Perfect Storm Entertainment is a Cinemax production. Via Tropper Ink Productions, founder Jonathan Tropper serves as executive producer, joined by Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond, Fast Five) via Perfect Storm Entertainment and Shannon Lee via Bruce Lee Entertainment in that role.
Warrior Cast for Season 2
This time around, we’re going to get a lot of new characters in addition to the series regulars that survived the first season.
Deadline broke the news that Dustin Nguyen, who plays Zing, will be promoted to the Warrior Season 2 regular series. “Zing is a brutal, volatile Fung Hai Tong king. Zing’s Mai Ling relationship and his relentless hold on Big Bill put him in a position to become a strong new force in Chinatown.
Hong, “a somewhat eccentric but no less deadly hatchet man sent from China to join the ranks of Hop Wei tong,” is Chen Tang (Bosch).
Sophie Mercer, a young, rebellious woman, chafing against the constraints of her blue-blooded upbringing, who crosses family lines to take up the cause of the Irish Workingmen, is Celine Buckens (Free Rein). Miranda Raison (Dark Heart) will play Nellie Davenport, a wealthy widow who uses the fortunes of her husband to alleviate the plight of young girls forced into prostitution.
As Rosalita Vega, “a rough, clever, opportunistic Mexican woman who runs a notorious combat club on the famed Barbary Coast in San Francisco,” Maria Elena Laas (Vida) will have a recurring part.