Warrior’s first two seasons were created as a network original by Cinemax. Unfortunately for Warrior fans at the time, Cinemax decided to stop creating new TV shows after the second season. As a result, it was canceled due to a shift in network strategy. However, in January 2021, the series was resurrected when it was added to HBO Max’s streaming library, where it is still available today.
Warrior launched in 2019, but its roots date back decades. Bruce Lee, in the martial arts movie messiah, came up with the original concept for Warrior. Lee’s plan for a TV show was only a concept when he died in 1973. The two seasons of Warrior are the result of Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee’s continued attempts to bring that notion to life.
The warrior begins with a Chinese martial artist immigrating to San Francisco in the late 1800s, as per Bruce Lee’s original premise. He quickly becomes embroiled in a fight between San Francisco’s tongs, which serve as community centers for Chinese immigrants and are occasionally linked to organized crime.
Warrior | Season 2 Official Trailer
Warrior’s popularity skyrocketed after HBO added it to its flagship streaming service, and HBO Max has decided to produce a third season. Here’s all we know about the third season of Warrior.
When will the third season of Warrior be available?
Justin Lin, the director of the Fast & Furious films and the producer of Warrior, was one of the first to voice optimism for a third season. Warrior’s creative team, according to Lin, had “a lot more stories to tell.” Chen Tang, who portrayed Yao in the live-action Mulan adaption and joined Warrior Season 2 as Hong, later revealed in an interview that the show’s creators had intended for four or five seasons in all.
He, too, was one of the prominent figures who hoped for at least one more season after the show’s demise. An unavoidable shift. In the meantime, the org petition for a new season received more than 65,000 signatures before Season 3 was confirmed.
Finally, in April of 2021, HBO Max posted a video to its Twitter account in which members of the Warrior cast confirmed that the show would return. HBO has yet to confirm a release date since then, so given the dearth of information — which could be hampered by the ongoing pandemic — Season 3 is unlikely to broadcast until late 2022 or even 2023 at the earliest.
Who will star in the third season of Warrior?
It’s technically uncertain who will return in Warrior’s next excursion because the cast hasn’t been formally confirmed. However, based on their public support for a third season before its announcement, a certain level of enthusiasm for the series appears to be shared among a number of producers and cast members. As a result, the team behind Season 3 is expected to be similar to that behind Season 2.
If all of the main characters from the show return, Andrew Koji will reprise his role as martial artist Ah Sahm. Mai Ling, Sahm’s sister and leader of the Long Zii tong, was also played by Dianna Doan in the previous two seasons. Young Jun, a recently appointed Hop Wei tong chief, and brothel madam Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) fought with Sahm (Jason Tobin).
Shannon Lee also revealed in an interview with Pop Culture that she wanted to appear in a cameo role in what was then a potential third season. Shannon Lee is a cross-disciplinary student of Taekwondo, Wushu, and kickboxing, following her father Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do martial arts ideology. As a result, her rumored cameo will most likely draw on her real-life fighting expertise.
What will the third season of Warrior be about?
The second season of Warrior ended with a two-pronged cliffhanger. As a result, those two lingering narrative lines will most likely be addressed when the show returns. On one hand, the imprisoned Zing (Dustin Nguyen) looks to have escaped his cell in the last seconds of the season. His return as the leader of the Fung Hai tong should cause significant disruption in the continuing tong battles. Meanwhile, it was revealed near the end of Season 2 that Ah Sahm is Mai Ling’s brother. As a result, Season 3 should see the impact of information on inter-tong politics come to a head.