Set in San Francisco in the late 1800s, the action in Warrior builds around the arrival of Chinese immigrants to the US. The cast includes Andrew Koji as martial arts prodigy Ah Sahm, Olivia Cheng as striking courtesan Ah Toy and South African Langley Kirkwood as the war-mongering deputy mayor. Cinemax has already renewed the 10-episode period drama for a second season. The series was brought to life by Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon, together with Jonathan Tropper (Banshee) and Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) and has been celebrated for its authenticity and cultural credibility.
Cape Town played host to the cast, crew and set for nearly two years as season 1 and 2 were filmed at the Cape Town Film Studios.