‘Warrior’ based on the Tong Wars that occurred in the late nineteenth century premiered its first season on April 5 2019 on Cinemax. The series is relived from the eyes of the greatest martial artist, Bruce Lee. The second season will be releasing its first episode on 2nd October 2020 and will continue to air its further episodes on Cinemax with a new episode every week.
JUSTIN LIN AS THE DIRECTOR
The series was made from the 8-page treatment written by Bruce Lee during his reign. The writings were preserved by Bruce’s daughter Shannon Lee and she decided to bring his story to life. Shannon along with Perfect Storm Entertainment announced the series Warrior in 2015 with ‘Fast and Furious’ director Justin Lin to create the show.
From the first season, we know that Ah Sahm (played by Andrew Koji) is the lead character and is a martial arts expert. Sahm comes from China and wants to find his sister who went missing in San Francisco. Things don’t go well for Sahm and he ends up getting involved in the gang fights of San Francisco.
MANY NEW ASPECTS IN THE UPCOMING SEASON
Warrior has been one of the best action shows of 2019 because of the style and the direction of martial arts fighting scenes in the show. In season 2, the show will continue on with some more conflicts between different tongs that have appeared to unsettle the city. The warrior fights because of the philosophy of the Chinese men being slaves and not treated equally with the Americans.
The upcoming season has many emotional feelings with it. The first season we saw was only focusing on the life of Sahm and side kicking other characters. But in this season, we can see many characters coming forward. The characters who weren’t seen in an active role in season one will now see a rise in their role in the Tong fights.
We see many action shows that we think gets boring as the show moves forward with new seasons. The viewers’ expectations decrease as simply sometimes too much of the action makes it unwanted. Warrior is not a series like that, the season 2 brings more realism in the fighting scenes. The shooting and the choreography of the fighting are done perfectly and better than the first season.
THE IDEA OF SERIES EMERGED IN 1971
The series has a very fascinating past. In 1971, Bruce Lee came up with the idea of a series that would highlight the story of a martial artist from the American Old West and his time fighting and making a name for himself. Lee’s idea was shut out by most of the production companies at the time. Now, after 50 years, the show is featuring on our screens to bring out the vision that Bruce Lee had at a time.
The efforts of Shannon Lee is much appreciated by the fans of Bruce all over the world. Chinese Martial Arts are always regarded as the most engaging form of action. Shannon has brought that need for a Martial Arts filming to our screens with Warrior.