Cinemax is ramping up for the Season 2 premiere of it’s martial arts action series Warrior.
The series, which stars Andrew Koji as Ah Sahm, follows the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century. In the first season Ah Sahm became a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs, Hop Wei.
The war for dominance has escalated between Hop Wei and Long Zii.
“After barely surviving last season’s disastrous showdown, Ah Sahm is back with the Hop Wei and determined to wreak vengeance on Long Zii’s new leader, Mai Ling (Dianne Doan), who also happens to be his sister. Spending his nights honing his martial arts skills at a notorious Barbary Coast fight pit run by a savvy, opportunistic woman named Rosalita Vega (Maria Elena Laas), Ah Sahm harbors ambitions to topple Hop Wei head Father Jun (Perry Yung). To accomplish this, he pushes tong heir Young Jun (Jason Tobin) into a new opium deal and welcomes the arrival of an enthusiastic new recruit and fighter, Hong (Chen Tang).“
Warrior’s Season 2 premiere is titled “Learn to Endure, or Hire a Bodyguard” and is written by Jonathan Tropper. It teases even more drama to come as the season progresses. .
“Back with the Hop Wei, Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) spends his nights at the Barbary Coast fight pit, confronting a new anti-Chinese group, Teddy’s Boys. While Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) accuses him of just looking for another fight, an empowered Mai Ling (Dianne Doan) worries about her brother’s next steps. Meanwhile, Bill (Kieran Bew) finds it hard to break out of his role as enforcer for Zing; Penny (Joanna Vanderham) is determined to continue running Mercer Steel, much to Blake’s (Christian McKay) dismay; and Chao (Hoon Lee) offers Ah Sahm some advice for his future with Young Jun (Jason Tobin).“
Warrior premieres October 2 at 10 PM EST on Cinemax. Watch the trailer below!