Check Out The Teaser For Cinemax’s “Warrior”

These are dangerous times.

Based on the writings of Bruce Lee, from Jonathan Tropper co-creator of Banshee and Justin Lin director of Fast & Furious comes a new Cinemax original series.

Set at the times of the Tong Wars in the late 1800s in San Francisco, the series follows a martial arts prodigy originating in China who moves to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown.

In 1971, Bruce Lee had developed a concept for a television series called “The Warrior“, about a martial artist in the American Old West, but he was having trouble pitching it to Warner Bros. and Paramount. According to Bruce Lee’s widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, however, Lee’s concept was retooled and renamed Kung Fu, but Warner Bros. gave Lee no credit. Warner Bros. states that they had for some time been developing an identical concept, created by two writers and producers, Ed Spielman and Howard Friedlander. According to these sources, the reason Lee was not cast was in part because of his ethnicity, but more so because he had a thick accent.

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