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  • TV-MA
  • 2018
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.4  (45,222)

Warrior is a thrilling American television series created by Jonathan Tropper and inspired by an original concept by Bruce Lee. The show first premiered on Cinemax in April 2019 and later on Netflix in April 2020. It is set in the late 19th century in San Francisco and follows the story of a young martial arts prodigy, Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), who emigrates from China to the United States in search of his sister.

As soon as Ah Sahm arrives in San Francisco, he finds himself in the middle of a violent turf war between two rival Chinatown tongs (gangs) fighting for control of the lucrative opium trade. Ah Sahm quickly gains a reputation as a formidable fighter and becomes a valuable asset to one of the tongs, the Hop Wei, led by Father Jun (Hoon Lee). However, Ah Sahm's allegiance is constantly tested as he navigates his way through layers of corruption and betrayal within the tong and the larger society, which is deeply entrenched in racism and bigotry.

Olivia Cheng plays Ah Toy, a courtesan and businesswoman who becomes a mentor and ally to Ah Sahm as he navigates the treacherous underbelly of San Francisco's criminal underworld. Jason Tobin plays Young Jun, Father Jun's son and the unofficial leader of the Hop Wei, who is both a loyal friend and a formidable adversary to Ah Sahm. Dianne Doan plays Mai Ling, Ah Sahm's sister who is now married to the leader of the rival tong, the Long Zii. Mai Ling's ambition and ruthlessness put her at odds with her brother and everyone else around her.

The show boasts an impressive ensemble cast that brings to life a diverse array of complex characters. Kieran Bew plays Officer "Big Bill" O'Hara, a corrupt Irish cop who befriends Ah Sahm and tries to profit from the chaos in Chinatown. Dean Jagger plays Dan Leary, a charismatic and unscrupulous Irishman who runs an underground fight club and serves as a foil to Ah Sahm's honor and martial arts skill. Joanna Vanderham plays Penelope Blake, a wealthy and progressive socialite who becomes romantically involved with Ah Sahm and challenges his worldview.

Tom Weston-Jones plays Richard Lee, a wealthy businessman who is also Ah Sahm's benefactor and employer. Hoon Lee's Father Jun is a wise and compassionate leader who tries to maintain order and protect his people amidst the turmoil. Langley Kirkwood plays Walter Buckley, a powerful and influential politician who pulls the strings behind the scenes and has his own agenda for Chinatown. Christian McKay plays Mayor Samuel Blake, Penelope's father and a politician who tries to balance his ideals with the realities of his office.

Joe Taslim, Dustin Nguyen, Celine Buckens, Miranda Raison, Chen Tang, and Maria-Elena Laas are among the recurring cast members who add their own dynamic contributions to the show. The action scenes and fight choreography are also a standout feature of the series, showcasing the different styles and techniques of martial arts and highlighting the athleticism and skill of the cast.

Overall, Warrior is a gripping and immersive series that combines historical drama, action, and social commentary with Bruce Lee's vision and influence. It explores themes of identity, loyalty, power, discrimination, and justice in a rich and complex way, while also maintaining a brisk pace and a compelling narrative arc. The show's blend of fiction, fact, and fantasy creates a unique and exciting world that is both familiar and unfamiliar, both entertaining and thought-provoking. Warrior is definitely worth a watch for fans of martial arts, crime dramas, and period pieces alike.

Warrior is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on October 8, 2018.

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A Window of F*cking Opportunity
10. A Window of F*cking Opportunity
August 17, 2023
As the Secret Service finally corners the Tongs printing operation, Ah Sahm must choose between his brothers in the Hop Wei and a future with Yan Mi. Later, Young Jun seizes an opportunity to hit the Long Zii where it hurts.
All of Death Is a Going Home
9. All of Death Is a Going Home
August 10, 2023
Ah Sahm makes a bold sacrifice to protect Yan Mi, Mai Ling reckons with the consequences of her actions, and Leary reaches his breaking point.
You Know When You’re Losing a Fight
8. You Know When You’re Losing a Fight
August 3, 2023
The Hop Wei and the Long Zii reunite for Mai Ling's wedding
Gotta Be Crooked to Get Along in a Crooked World
7. Gotta Be Crooked to Get Along in a Crooked World
July 27, 2023
In the wake of Father Jun's injury, Young Jun steps up for the Hop Wei. Leary struggles to smooth over rising working-class tensions.
A Soft Heart Won’t Do You No Favors
6. A Soft Heart Won’t Do You No Favors
July 20, 2023
Chao and Lee band together after an unexpected tossup threatens their lives. Meanwhile, the Hop Wei navigate a tense deal with German traders as Leary and Strickland ruffle feathers in the political world.
Whiskey and Sticky and All the Rest Can Wait
5. Whiskey and Sticky and All the Rest Can Wait
July 13, 2023
Ah Sahm and Hong race against time to free a captured Young Jun before he's sent back to China. As Mai Ling hits rock bottom in prison, Li Yong struggles to gain support for a rescue mission. Buckley raises an ultimatum, and Lee follows his instincts.
In Chinatown, No One Thinks About Forever
4. In Chinatown, No One Thinks About Forever
July 6, 2023
Shaken by the loss of Nellie's hand, Ah Toy grapples with a difficult choice. Ah Sahm and Yan Mi think on their toes during a police raid.
No Time for F... Chemistry
3. No Time for F... Chemistry
June 29, 2023
While taking menacing steps to secure Nellie's land, Strickland instills confidence in Leary's political abilities. Then, as the Hop Wei increase bill production, tensions rise between Young Jun and Ah Sahm.
Anything Short of a Blow to the Head
2. Anything Short of a Blow to the Head
June 29, 2023
As Ah Sahm and Young Jun struggle to produce authentic bills, they get valuable printing advice from an unexpected source. Meanwhile, the Secret Service begins to track counterfeit currency in San Francisco.
Exactly the Wrong Time to Get Proud
1. Exactly the Wrong Time to Get Proud
June 29, 2023
Struggling under the pressure of an increased police presence, the Hop Wei search for a new, lucrative way to survive.
Where to Watch Warrior
Warrior is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Warrior on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO NOW, Vudu, MAX GO, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 8, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (45,222)