The popular series Warrior has been renewed for a new season. The series garnered much appreciation from the fans for its gripping storyline. The warrior season ended last year, and the fans wanted another sequel. Season 2 has some cliffhangers and questions the character’s future. Solving the mystery, the series has been renewed for a new season. The show is directed by Justin Lin, the executive producer is Shannon Lee, also the daughter of Bruce and its showrunner, Jonathan Tropper.
On April 2021, the series was renewed for a third season.
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Warrior Season 3: Release Date
Warrior Season will begin streaming exclusively on HBO max. It’s been speculated that the new season will arrive on December 2, 2022. However, it’s not been confirmed by the showmakers but the creators exactly know what’s going to happen in Chinatown.
Talking with Inverse, showrunner Jonathan Tropper said, “Our goal is to get the show back on the air in 2023. The exact time in 2023 is subject to stuff we’re not privy to.”
Inverse also asked whether Warrior season 3 will be the final season and Tropper replied, “Way too much work to pull this all back together for one season.”
Yes, it’s confirmed that the series will go on beyond season 3 as there is so much to cover.
Warrior Season 3: Cast
Warrior season 3 will bring back all the cast members, although it has not been confirmed but it’s likely that it will.
According to Tropper, “Confirming means a deal is done and HBO is in the process of doing those. I can say we are trying to bring everybody back, and we are confident we will.”
So the cast members that we’re expecting to see in season 3 are as follows:
Andrew Koji in the role of Ah Sahm
Jason Tobin will return as Young Jun
Perry Yung will play Father Jun
Olivia Cheng will play Ah Toy
Dianne Doan will portray Mai Ling
Kieran Bew will play Officer “Big Bill” O’Hara
Dean S. Jagger will play Dylan Leary
Joanna Vanderham will be back as Penelope Blake
Tom Weston-Jones will play Officer Richard Henry Lee
Hoon Lee will return as Wang Chao.
Warrior Season 3: Plot— What to Expect?
For the upcoming season plot, the showrunners have dropped major details about the storyline during an exclusive interview with Inverse. When asked about the Warrior season 3 storyline, Jonathan Tropoer said, “I don’t want to say anything that turns out to be not what we do. But the goal is to continue exploring themes we have been exploring, with the country’s disposition towards the newest wave of immigrants. [We will] go into the halls of government and start clarifying how immigrants end up pitted against each other in the system. But in terms of Hop Wei and the Long Zhi, we need to get our heads wrapped around that.
He resumed, “I refer to Season 2 as The Empire Strikes Back. Not that we want a trilogy, but we left things dangling: The troubled relationship between Ah Sahm and Young Jun, a new direction with Mai Ling. We’re seeing an evolution of Ah Sahm’s towards his responsibility to his fellow immigrants. We want to evolve everybody and light matches in the appropriate places.
“The theme of immigration is very important. Let history be the backdrop for this action drama we’ve created.” Shannon Leed added.
It is also reported that the Warrior season 3 storyline will feature China’s history back in the ’80s. Tropper explained, “To tell a story about the Exclusion Act is a different show. But we’re putting that a few years in the future [of Warrior]. It looms over the politics of the show, both on the politician’s side and Chinatown. The closer we get to 1882 the more the view is going to be tightening. We use that as kind of this very near future mark we may not actually get to, but is going to inform all the politics of the show.”
In the second season, we also witnessed Joanna Vanderham’s Penelope Blake waking up in the mental asylum, and many fans are eager to find out what will happen to her. Inverse asked Troper regarding about Vanderham’s to which he said,”Nothing concrete yet. However, our goal was [to show] a fascinating piece of history we uncovered. In the 1870s a man could get a woman committed just by saying “She’s crazy, commit her.” It’s a huge violation of her civil liberties. I believe that any time in a place like that, the person who comes back is not the person who went in. When she comes out of there, we can reinvent her. She’s going to be a different person.”
Where to Watch Warrior Season 3?
Warrior season 3 will be dropped on HBO Max. You can watch the Warrior seasons 1 & 2 which are available for streaming on hulu and Amazon Prime Video.