Warrior Season 2 is officially set at Cinemax!
Warrior is a period piece action drama set against the backdrop of the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series centers around Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a Chinese immigrant martial arts prodigy who arrives in San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm finds a place for himself as a hatchet man for the Hope Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful Tongs (organized crime family).
Warrior comes from executive producer Jonathan Tropper, who co-created Cinemax’s 2013-2016 crime drama, Banshee. Handwritten story notes by Bruce Lee (provided by the screen legend’s daughter Shannon) served as the show’s basis. The result has been a genre-blending series that combines classic martial arts action with a dramatic peak TV flair.
Warrior is a production of Cinemax through Perfect Storm Entertainment. Creator Jonathan Tropper serves as executive producer via Tropper Ink Productions, joined in that capacity by Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond, Fast Five) via Perfect Storm Entertainment and Shannon Lee via Bruce Lee Entertainment.
Warrior Season 2 Cast
In addition to the series regulars who survived the first season, we’re going to get a bunch of new characters this time around.
Deadline broke the news that Dustin Nguyen, who plays Zing, will be upped to series regular on Warrior season 2. “Zing is a ruthless, unpredictable leader of the Fung Hai tong. Zing’s partnership with Mai Ling and his unrelenting grip on Big Bill position him to become a powerful new force in Chinatown.”
Chen Tang (Bosch) is Hong, “a somewhat eccentric but no less deadly hatchet man sent over from China to join the Hop Wei tong’s ranks.”
Celine Buckens (Free Rein) is Sophie Mercer, “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.” Miranda Raison (Dark Heart) will play Nellie Davenport, “a wealthy widow who uses her husband’s fortunes to ease the plight of young girls forced into prostitution.”
Maria Elena Laas (Vida) will have a recurring role as Rosalita Vega, “a tough, savvy, opportunistic Mexican woman who runs a notorious fight club on San Francisco’s famed Barbary Coast.”
Warrior Season 2 Trailer
Check out the first teaser for the new season here…
Warrior Season 2 Story
Here’s the official synopsis, courtesy of Cinemax…
“WARRIOR is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful Tongs (Chinese organized crime family). Season two follows rival Chinatown Tongs as they fight for dominance amidst the growing anti-Chinese fervor that threatens to destroy them all.”
Warrior Season 2 Release Date
Warrior Season 2 doesn’t have an exact date lined up yet, but Cinemax has promised that it will arrive in October.