The trailer for Cinemax’s Warrior is here!
The upcoming television series, based on the creative writings of Bruce Lee, will debut on April 5.
Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the aftermath of the Civil War in 1878, Warrior tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy, newly arrived from China, who finds himself caught up in the bloody Chinatown Tong wars.
The series is produced by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin and also executive produced by Bruce‘s daughter, Shannon Lee.
“[Lee] created a treatment which he then pitched to Warner Bros., and they said, ‘We’re really sorry, but we just don’t think that a Chinese man can be the lead of an American TV series. Audiences won’t go for it,’” Shannon explained of her father’s vision for a show, which is now being brought to life decades later.
Watch the trailer…