Cinemax has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Warrior, a project based on unpublished writings by the late Bruce Lee, which were recently discovered by his daughter, Shannon Lee. News of this project was originally ordered as a pilot.
Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond, Finishing the Game) is attached to produce and possibly direct. Jonathan Tropper, co-creator of Banshee, is penning pilot.
According to Deadline: Warrior is 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. The series 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).
In addition to Warrior, Bruce Lee fans have much to look forward to, including George Nolfi’s upcoming fable-based Birth of the Dragon, as well as Shekhar Kapur’s Little Dragon, an official, authorized biopic.