HBO’s Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys has announced that its hit martial arts crime drama series Warrior has been renewed for a third season, but will be moving from Cinemax to the HBO Max streaming service.
Based on a concept and treatment by martial arts icon Bruce Lee, Warrior takes place during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century.
“Warrior introduced viewers to a distinct world from the past, executed with dynamic action and relevant storytelling, with a brilliant cast led by Andrew Koji,” said Bloys. “We can’t wait to see what [showrunner] Jonathan Topper and [executive producers] Justin Lin and Shannon Lee will bring to the next chapter of this series on HBO Max.”
“Justin, Jonathan, and I were thrilled when Warrior was put on HBO platforms to be discovered by a whole new legion of fans,” states Shannon Lee. “Now 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!”
The first two seasons of Warrior are available to stream on HBO Max, and feature a cast that includes Andrew Koji, Kieran Bew, Celine Buckens, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Maria-Elena Laas, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Dustin Nguyen, Miranda Raison, Chen Tang, Joe Taslim, Jason Tobin, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.