The long wait is now over, as HBO Max has just announced that production on the highly acclaimed third season of Warrior, the famed martial arts crime series, has begun. Shannon Lee, the daughter of martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, revealed through Twitter a month ago that the tale will definitely continue, confirming that filming for the third season will begin in the summer. Shannon Lee has been devoted to maintaining her father’s legacy. In April 2021, two years after Warriors was renewed for a second season, news of a third season was initially reported. To celebrate, HBO posted pictures of the show’s stars, all of whom appeared to be overjoyed on be back at work, to its official Twitter page. The protagonist of the programme, Andrew Koji, may be seen in one of the images holding a clapboard.
There are images of the team that include Hoon Lee and Olivia Cheng, among others. Earlier this month, Shannon Lee announced the production date for Warriors Season 3, which roughly corresponds with the day of her father’s demise. To commemorate her father Lee in a “very, really unique way,” she claimed she picked the day deliberately. It’s Bruce Lee who came up with the story for Warrior. To find his sister, Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy from Foshan, travels to San Francisco, where the series initially aired on Cinemax. In the course of his work, he comes face-to-face with a criminal organisation made up of other Chinese immigrants.
The story is set in Chinatown in the 1870s, which is when the Tong conflicts began between warring gangs. Warrior ran on Cinemax for two seasons before being cancelled owing to a network shift in strategy. Early 2021 brought Warrior to HBO Max’s streaming repertoire and a few months later, the streamer chose to move further with the tale and announced that the show will be renewed for another season in April 2021. Lee, who is also the program’s executive producer under Bruce Lee Entertainment, told Deadline that the project had been renewed: “I was ecstatic when Warrior was made available on HBO platforms to a new audience of fans. In the present, we are thrilled and grateful for the chance to produce a second season, and we thank HBO Max for recognising the value of this narrative and for continuing to encourage this level of representation in our business. As I write this, I know that my father is beaming with pride as this programme continues to defy the odds. I am certain that we will be able to maintain the high quality of meaningful storyline and Gung Fu action in Season 3.”
Jonathon Tropper (who created Banshee) acts as showrunner and creator of Warrior with Fast & Furious series and Star Trek Beyond executive producer Justin Lin (who also produced Star Trek Beyond and Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
Season 3 of Warrior has yet to be announced, however previous seasons may be seen on HBO Max.