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Cinemax Orders Drama ‘Warrior’

Series Inspired by an Idea from Bruce Lee

Cinemax has given a straight-to-series drama “Warrior,” which is inspired by an idea from Bruce Lee and created and executive produced b y Jonathan Tropper (“Banshee”) under Tropper Ink Productions. “Set during the Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century, “Warrior” 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).

“As a show that proudly bears the imprimatur of Bruce Lee, it’s our intention to deliver not only explosive martial arts action – which we will – but also a powerful and complex immigration drama that is as relevant today as it was in the 1870s,” said Jonathan Tropper.

Ten episodes of “Warrior” have been ordered.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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