Peaky Blinders star Andrew Koji has the leading role in Warrior, and the fate of the show has just been announced.
The Cinemax series has aired two seasons, and has now been renewed for a third – it will also be getting a new home on HBO Max.
Koji previously featured as Brilliant Chang in Peaky Blinders and now plays the role of Ah Sahm on Warrior.
Speaking in a statement, Casey Bloys, the chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max confirmed the show renewal.
“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. We can’t wait to see what [executive producers] Jonathan [Tropper], Justin [Lin] and Shannon [Lee] will bring to the next chapter of this series on HBO Max,” Bloys said in a statement (via TVLine).
The martial arts show is based on a concept by Bruce Lee and is set in the time of the Tong Wars in the late 1800s – Warrior follows the journey on Ah Sahm as he emigrates from China to San Francisco.
Speaking about Warrior’s move to HBO, Shannon Lee said: “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.
“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!”