Crime drama Warrior to debut in April on Cinemax

Warrior cinemaxBased on the writings of Bruce Lee, crime drama series, Warrior, will premiere on Cinemax on April 5.

Filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, Warrior is created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (Banshee) under Tropper Ink Productions. Justin Lin and Danielle Woodrow will executive produce on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment, and Shannon Lee will executive produce for Bruce Lee Entertainment. Its first season will comprise of ten episodes, according to a report by ComingSoon.Net. The period drama is a rare and much-welcomed opportunity to show Asian characters in a period drama not set in Asia.

Executive producer Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious), had this to say about the project:

“I’ve always admired Bruce Lee for his trailblazing efforts opening doors for Asians in entertainment and beyond…So I was intrigued when Danielle [Woodrow] told me about the urban legend of his never-produced idea for a TV show and suggested we bring it to life. Then, when Shannon shared with us her father’s writings – rich with Lee’s unique philosophies on life, and through a point of view rarely depicted on screen – Danielle and I knew that Perfect Storm [Entertainment] had to make it.”

Here is the synopsis of the series:

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, a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs (Chinese organized crime family).

Led by Andrew Koji (Jade Dragon, The Wrong Mans), who plays Ah Sahm, series regulars also include Kieran Bew, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Joe Taslim, Jason Tobin, Joanna Vanderham, Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.”

Don’t miss Warrior on April 5 on Cinemax.

Check out the epic, action-packed trailer below: