Mark Dacascos (Hawaii Five-O) and Chelsea Muirhead (Slo Pitch) are set as series regulars on the upcoming third season of the martial arts crime drama Warrior on HBO Max!
“Warrior” Season 3 is enlisting new members. The action-packed HBO Max original series will see Mark Dacascos (best known for portraying the Chairman on “Iron Chef”) and Chelsea Muirhead join the cast.
Currently in production in South Africa, the 10-episode season will continue to explore the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown during the late 1800s.
Based on the writings of martial arts icon Bruce Lee, the gritty crime drama stars Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin, Dianne Doan and Kieran Bew. The regular returning cast is rounded out by Taslim, Dean Jagger, Tom Weston-Jones, Hoon Lee, Langley Kirkwood, Perry Yung, Chen Tang, Miranda Raison and Dustin Nguyen (who will also direct Episodes 2 and 3 of the third season).
No stranger to martial art movies, Dacascos, who is an ace karate and kung-fu artist, has landed yet another role where his skills will be displayed in all of its glory. Dacascos’ villainous role as Kong Pak will see him add to the mounting woes of the show’s protagonist, Ah Sahm.
Pak is described as “the former leader of a newly absorbed, Long Zii-affiliated tong.” He is the friend and mentor of Sahm’s main rival, Li Yong, who is the enforcer of the crimes perpetrated throughout Chinatown by Long Zii.
On the other hand, Muirhead will be playing the non-combat role of Yan Mi who rather than throw punches will rely on her clever wit to make it through the tumultuous streets of Chinatown as the daughter of a local print shop maker.
“Warrior” Season 2 was produced for Cinemax by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment. Jonathan Tropper (“Banshee”) created and executive produced.
Warrior follows its protagonist Sahm who emigrated to San Francisco in search of his sister, Mai Ling whom he assumes is missing since her earlier emigration to the US.
Upon arriving in San Francisco, he discovers her to be the de-facto leader of a Chinatown criminal gang Long Zi and finds himself entwined in gang wars. The series is set in the 1870s and is based upon writing from martial arts great Bruce Lee.
Warrior Season 3 is currently filming in South Africa and will include 10 episodes upon release on HBO Max. The first and two seasons of the Warrior are currently available to stream on HBO Max.