After debuting on HBO Max earlier this year, a successful fan campaign has ensure a third season of the cult-favorite martial arts series will be premiering on the streamer!
The news was revealed on twitter when the official HBO Max account tweeted out this video featuring Shannon Lee of Bruce Lee Entertainment and the cast:
“Justin, Jonathan, and I were thrilled when Warrior was put on HBO platforms to be discovered by a whole new legion of fans. Now we are excited and grateful for the opportunity to do another season, and we applaud HBO Max for understanding the importance of telling this story and for continuing to support this level of representation in our industry,” said Lee, an executive producer of the show created based on her father’s original concepts. “I just know that my father is grinning right now to see this show he dreamed of so long ago continuing to beat the odds. We have every intention of delivering the same high level of meaningful storytelling and Gung Fu action in season 3!”
When announcing the renewal this morning, Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer, HBO and HBO Max praised the show. “Warrior introduced viewers to a distinct world from the past, executed with dynamic action and relevant storytelling, with a brilliant cast led by Andrew Koji,” said Bloys. “We can’t wait to see what Jonathan, Justin and Shannon will bring to the next chapter of this series on HBO Max.”
Though the series’ second season launched in October 2020 on Cinemax, it’s inclusion on HBO Max opened it up to a whole new fanbase. Hailed as “the most underrated action series of the century” by Inverse, Vanity Fair called it a “handsome, adrenalized ride” that “breathes vivid life into aspects of America’s past,” and The Ringer highlighted it as a “supremely kick-ass” series with “impressively choreographed fight sequences.”
And last month, I spoke with Warrior star, Perry Yung on Southern Fried Asian about being on the show and what it means to be a part of Bruce Lee’s legacy.
The first two seasons of Warrior are currently streaming on HBO Max.