Hold onto your seats, folks! Season 3 of Warrior is just around the corner, and it’s going to take you on a heart-pounding journey through the treacherous Tong Wars of late 1870s San Francisco. Follow the extraordinary Ah Sahm, portrayed by Andrew Koji, a martial arts prodigy on a mission to find his sister. But here’s the kicker – he gets entangled in the dangerous web of Chinatown’s most powerful gangs! With the highly anticipated third season, Warrior is all set to deliver the same intense crime drama and mind-blowing fight sequences that have kept fans hooked.
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This thrilling American crime drama series, born from the creative mind of Jonathan Tropper, made its debut on Cinemax on April 5, 2019, and has been serving up adrenaline-packed episodes ever since. Inspired by the legendary Bruce Lee’s unrealized passion project, Warrior brings his vision to life, thanks to the dedication of his daughter, the dynamic Shannon Lee, and the expertise of executive producer Justin Lin. Let’s dive into everything we know so far about Warrior Season 3.
When and Where Is ‘Warrior’ Season 3 Coming Out?
Hold onto your hats because Warrior Season 3 is hitting your screens with a bang! Get ready to dive into three action-packed episodes when the new season premieres on June 29, 2023. And here’s the scoop – these thrilling episodes will be available exclusively on Max.
Now, if you’ve been a fan of Warrior from the beginning, you might remember that the first two seasons were initially labeled as HBO Max originals. But here’s the exciting twist: with the merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery, the streaming platform is getting a revamp, and Warrior Season 3 is officially joining the Max family. This transformation is set to bring you fresh and exhilarating content, adding to its already impressive library. Get ready for a wild ride!
Watch the ‘Warrior’ Season 3 Trailer
Max treated fans with the teaser trailer for Warrior Season 3 on April 28, 2023. This new season is set to bring a captivating twist to the storyline. After the intense race riots that shook Chinatown in the previous season, brace yourselves for the power moves of Mai Ling, who’s capitalizing on her influential government connections to tighten her grip.
But that’s not all, as Ah Sahm and the Hop Wei will have to face the formidable challenge of adapting to the aftermath. Ah Sahm’s journey has never been a walk in the park, and his unyielding resilience will be put to the test once more.
If you’ve been eagerly waiting for more insights into Season 3, the wait is over. On June 8, 2023, Max unveiled the full-length trailer for Warrior Season 3. This thrilling two-and-a-half-minute preview promises a potent blend of the heart-pounding action that’s become a trademark of the series, intertwined with emotional and political conflicts. You can catch all the excitement in the player below.
Who Are the Creators of ‘Warrior’?
Warrior is the result of a powerhouse collaboration between Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions, and Bruce Lee Entertainment. Leading the charge is an accomplished team of executive producers, with showrunners Evan Endicott, Josh Stoddard, and Jonathan Tropper at the helm – the creative minds behind the show’s inception.
This talented group is further fortified by the inclusion of Justin Lin, Danielle Woodrow, and Andrew Schneider, representing Perfect Storm Entertainment, ensuring a wealth of experience and vision. Shannon Lee, on behalf of Bruce Lee Entertainment, brings a deep understanding of her father’s legacy to the table.
The roster of executive producers doesn’t end there. Brad Kane and Richard Sharkey also lend their expertise to the production. The team is completed by the contributions of co-executive producers Lillian Yu and Francisca X Hu, who bring their unique talents to the project, making Warrior the dynamic series it is.
Who’s In the ‘Warrior’ Season 3 Cast?
Season 3 of Warrior promises to bring back the show’s beloved ensemble, each character playing an integral role in the thrilling tale. Andrew Koji returns as Ah Sahm, the exceptional martial arts prodigy whose journey from China to San Francisco thrusts him into the enigmatic world of Chinatown’s tongs.
Olivia Cheng reprises her role as Ah Toy, the accomplished madame and courtesan of Chinatown, while Jason Tobin returns as Young Jun, the lively son of a prominent tong leader who embraces the vibrant nightlife. Dianne Doan is back as Mai Ling, the captivating and determined woman who has earned her authority within one of the tongs through sheer determination.
Kieran Bew takes on the role of Officer “Big Bill” O’Hara, an impassioned Irish cop entrusted with establishing a specialized Chinatown unit, while Dean Jagger embodies Dan Leary, the unofficial patriarch of San Francisco’s Irish community and the leader of the Workingmen’s Party.
Joanna Vanderham portrays Penelope Blake, an aristocratic heiress tied to an unhappy marriage with the mayor due to her railroad fortune, with Tom Weston-Jones as Richard Lee, a rookie cop and recent transplant from the South.
Hoon Lee brings his cunning portrayal of Wang Chao, a resourceful fixer and opportunist based in Chinatown, while Joe Taslim, known for Mortal Kombat, embodies Li Yong, a formidable Lieutenant and kung fu master. Langley Kirkwood plays Walter Buckley, a Civil War veteran and Deputy Mayor with his own ambitions, and Christian McKay takes on the character of Mayor Samuel Blake, the esteemed leader of San Francisco.
Perry Yung embodies Father Jun, the influential leader of Chinatown’s dominant community. The cast also includes Dustin Nguyen as Zing, Céline Buckens as Sophie Mercer, Miranda Raison as Nellie Davenport, Chen Tang as Hong, and Maria-Elena Laas as Rosalita Vega. Season 3 brings two new additions: Mark Dacascos as the villainous Kong Pak and Chelsea Muirhead as Yan Mi.
Additionally, an exciting guest star, whose identity remains a mystery, is set to appear in the middle of the season, paying tribute to the legendary Bruce Lee. With Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, serving as an Executive Producer on Warrior, this guest star’s appearance holds significant meaning and promises to be a touching homage to Bruce Lee’s enduring legacy.
When and Where Was ‘Warrior’ Season 3 Filmed?
While the series is set in the bustling streets of San Francisco, Warrior’s captivating scenes are brought to life in Cape Town, South Africa. The production of Season 3 kicked off in July 2022 and continued until the end of October in the same year.
What Is ‘Warrior’ Season 3 About?
Warrior, inspired by the visionary Bruce Lee, leads us through the tumultuous Tong Wars in San Francisco’s 19th-century Chinatown. Season 3 plunges us into the turbulent aftermath of the race riots that rattled Chinatown in the prior season. Mai Ling seizes this chaos as an opportunity to further cement her authority through influential government connections. Simultaneously, Ah Sahm and the Hop Wei find themselves in a precarious struggle for survival.
Josh Stoddard, the co-showrunner and executive producer, has given us a glimpse of the show’s trajectory following the Season 2 finale. As new, stringent laws target the Chinese community, our characters face desperation, leading them down risky paths and into uneasy alliances. The season promises significant betrayals that force each character to confront harsh truths. Ah Sahm, in particular, grapples with the tension between the gangster he is and the hero people expect him to be. Furthermore, Evan Endicott, co-showrunner and executive producer, sheds light on Ah Sahm’s evolution in the upcoming season. Having triumphed over the Irish during the climactic events of Season 2, Ah Sahm becomes a local legend, his image immortalized through a massive portrait in Chinatown. While his name resonates with neighborhood kids and local merchants, Ah Sahm finds himself grappling with the newfound attention, questioning his role as a supposed hero.