Cinemax produced the first two seasons of Warrior as a network original. Cinemax eventually chose to stop developing new TV shows after Warrior’s second season, which was unfortunate for Warrior fans at the time. As a result, it was canceled due to a change in network strategy. The series, however, was given new life in January 2021 when it was added to HBO Max’s streaming library, where it is still available today.
Despite the fact that Warrior premiered in 2019, its roots date back decades. Bruce Lee, in the martial arts movie messiah, came up with the first concept for what would eventually become Warrior. Lee’s plan for a TV series was only a concept when he died in 1973. The two seasons of Warrior represent the culmination of Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee’s persistent attempts to bring that notion to life.
The tale of Warrior begins in the late 1800s when a Chinese martial artist immigrates to San Francisco, as per Bruce Lee’s original premise. He quickly becomes entangled in a long-running feud between San Francisco’s tongs, which serve as community organizations for Chinese immigrants and are sometimes linked to organized crime.
Warrior | Season 2 Official Trailer
Warrior’s popularity soared after HBO added the series to its flagship streaming channel, and HBO Max has announced that a third season will be produced. Here’s all we know about Season 3 of Warrior.
When will the third season of Warrior be released?
Justin Lin, director of many Fast & Furious films and Warrior producer, was among the first to express optimism for a third season. Warrior’s creative team had “a lot more stories to tell,” according to Lin. In a later interview, actor Chen Tang, who played Yao in the live-action remake of Mulan and joined Warrior Season 2 as Hong, claimed that the show’s creators had originally planned for four or five seasons in all.
After the show’s demise, he, too, was among those who publicly hoped for at least one more season. Change is unavoidable. Prior to Season 3’s confirmation, the org petition for a new season met its objective of more than 65,000 signatures.
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 for a third season. HBO has yet to confirm a release date since then, so given the lack of information — which may be hampered by the ongoing pandemic — Season 3 is unlikely to broadcast until late 2022 or even 2023 at the earliest.
Who will appear in the third season of Warrior?
It’s technically uncertain who will return for Warrior’s next excursion because the cast hasn’t been officially confirmed. However, based on their public support for a third season ahead of its announcement, a certain amount of passion for the series appears to be shared among a lot of producers and cast members alike. As a result, it’s likely that the team behind Season 3 will be similar to that behind Season 2.
Assuming that all of the show’s main characters will return, Andrew Koji will reprise his role as martial artist Ah Sahm. Dianna Doan also appeared in the previous two seasons as Mai Ling, Sahm’s sister and the head of the Long Zii tong. Brothel mistress Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) and freshly appointed Hop Wei tong chief Young Jun fought with Sahm (Jason Tobin).
Shannon Lee also revealed in an interview with Pop Culture that she wanted to participate in a cameo role in what was then a rumored third season. Shannon Lee is a cross-disciplinary student of Taekwondo, Wushu, and kickboxing, following in the footsteps of 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 combat experience.
What will the third season of Warrior’s plot be like?
The second season of Warrior ended on a two-pronged cliffhanger. As a result, those two lingering narrative lines will almost certainly be addressed when the show returns. On one hand, the imprisoned Zing (Dustin Nguyen) appears to have escaped his bounds in the last seconds of the season.
His return as the leader of the Fung Hai tong should significantly shake up the ongoing tong battles. Meanwhile, near the close of Season 2, the truth that Ah Sahm is Mai Ling’s brother became public knowledge. As a result, in Season 3, the impact that information will surely have on inter-tong politics should come to a climax.
On the other hand, Mai Ling is blackmailing San Francisco Mayor Samuel Blake (Christian McKay) about his past as a Confederate soldier. Their continued cooperation should only contribute to the conflagration. Based on previous series developments, each of these narrative developments will almost certainly culminate in a lot of violence and killing.