Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cinemax Orders 10 Episodes of Drama 'Warrior' from Jonathan Tropper and Justin Lin

Cinemax has given a series order to original drama series Warrior based on an idea from the late Bruce Lee. Jonathan Tropper (Banshee) and Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious) created the series. The order is for 10 episodes, which will debut in 2018.

Described as a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century, Warrior follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown's most powerful tongs (Chinese organized crime family).

Tropper and Lin executive produce with Danielle Woodrow and Shannon Lee. Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment produce.

"I've always admired Bruce Lee for his trailblazing efforts opening doors for Asians in entertainment and beyond," said Lin. "So, I was intrigued when Danielle told me about the urban legend of his never-produced idea for a TV show and suggested we bring it to life. Then, when Shannon shared with us her father's writings - rich with Lee's unique philosophies on life, and through a point of view rarely depicted on screen - Danielle and I knew that Perfect Storm had to make it."