Sunday, September 13, 2020

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON CINEMAX' 19TH CENTURY EPIC ACTION SERIES WARRIOR SECOND SEASON WITH ANDREW KOJI, KIERAN BEW, TOM WESTON JONES

     'WARRIOR' SEASON 2
BRINGS FRESH TROUBLE TO 19TH CENTURY CHINATOWN
Second season starts October 2nd!
Among other new and old shows, next month will also bring us the 2nd season of the fan favourite series WARRIOR which will kick its way onto Cinemax October 2nd! The 10 episode series will also be available on demand at MaxGo.Com.

Set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century, it again follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrated from China under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs! Season two follows rival tongs, the Hop Wei and the Long Zii,
Amazingly charismatic Andrew Koji takes the lead role again
as they fight for dominance amidst the growing anti-Chinese racism that threatens to destroy them all. After barely surviving last season’s disastrous showdown, Ah Sahm is back with the Hop Wei and determined to wreak
New season will, according to rumours, also air on HBO and HBO Max later on
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
The first season was an absolute extravaganza of action scenes and martial arts
Rosalita Vega (Maria Elena Laas), Ah Sahm harbours 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
Ah Sahm will be helping Young Jun to take over his father's tong
arrival of an enthusiastic new recruit and fighter, Hong (Chen Tang). As the two tongs fight for dominance over the course of the season, both face numerous outside threats, including from the brutal Fung Hai tong and its nihilistic leader Zing (Dustin Nyugen), the embittered Irish labour
Olivia Cheng returns as the superresorceful madame and businesswoman
movement led by tough-as-nails bar owner Dylan Leary (Dean Jagger), and the hostile local government under the politically spineless Mayor Blake (Christian McKay) and his scheming deputy, Walter Buckley (Langley Kirkwood). With the stakes mounting and tensions with her brother
Tom Weston Jones and Kieran Bew return as Chinatown's policemen
growing, Mai Ling struggles to control her new partner Zing, and lover and tong lieutenant, Li Yong (Joe Taslim). Meanwhile, brothel madame Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) continues to pursue her secret and violent agenda and slowly becomes intrigued by Nellie Davenport (Miranda Raison), a wealthy widow
Ah Toy will continue helping Ah Sahm for her own reasons and possibly love?
using her fortune to rescue young Chinese sex workers. Struggling to get out from the Fung Hai’s grip, debt-ridden police sergeant Bill O’Hara (Kieran Bew) faces growing suspicion from his subordinate (Tom Weston Jones) while fixer and profiteer Wang Chao (Hoon Lee) continues to play both sides. Socialite turned businesswoman Penny Blake (Joanna Vanderham) works to keep her father’s factory open using Chinese labour and must adjust
The series is based on the writings of Bruce Lee
to the arrival of her young, rebellious sister Sophie (Celine Buckens) who begins to cross family lines in favour of the Irish labour movement. Between the local political turmoil and the escalating gang violence, tensions in Chinatown threaten to boil over into a full-scale war that will raise the stakes and its survival of the fittest for those left standing.
 

6 comments:

  1. I don’t think this one is for me either, but if it made it to a second season, it must have had a pretty good following.

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    1. I did not expect I'd like it, but I did tremendously, it was just done with lots of attention and love, so I did not even mind all the violence in it. It is always great when a show has well developed and firmly based characters which this one does. It is very engaging. Hope they don't lose the plot in the second season.

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    2. Well, I may have to put it on the watch list if you're giving it such praise.

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    3. Admittedly, I did always have a soft spot for Tom Weston Jones and Kieran Bew!

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  2. I get annoyed easily with martial arts films and shows. But, that’s one juicy plot that you just described!! If it’s more juice than karate chops, I may try it from the first season

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    1. It has a lot of amazing actors and characters, female too, most of the ladies in it are badass big time, especially the whorehouse lady, she is da queen. And wears the most amazing couture.

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