Warrior came out on April 5, 2019, and has been the fan-favorite. The release date for the second season of Warrior has been set for October 2, 2020. Since the first two seasons came out right after each other and the world seems to be getting over the pandemic, it seems likely that Warrior season 3 will be coming out soon.
According to rumors, the third season of Warrior will come out in the middle or end of 2022. After a break of more than a year after the second season, the fans can only hope that the show will come back sooner.
When will Warrior season 3 be released?
Justin Lin, who has directed several Fast & Furious movies and is the producer of Warrior, was one of the first people to say he hoped there would be a third season. Lin says that the group who made Warrior had “a lot more stories to tell.” Later, in an interview, Chen Tang, who played Yao in the live-action version of Mulan and joined Warrior Season 2 as Hong, said that the show’s producers had initially planned for a total of four or five seasons.
He was also one of the people who said they hoped for at least one more season after it was canceled. A change that had to happen. The Change.org petition for a new season got more than 65,000 signatures before Season 3 was confirmed.
Last but not least, in April 2021, HBO Max posted a video to its Twitter account in which members of the Warrior cast and crew confirmed that the show would return for more. Since then, HBO hasn’t announced a premiere date, which, along with the fact that the pandemic is still going on, makes it unlikely that Season 3 will start until at least late 2022 or even some time in 2023.
Who will star in Warrior season 3?
Without an official cast list, it’s hard to say who will be back for Warrior’s next episode. Still, some producers and cast members had spoken out in favor of a third season before it was even confirmed. This shows that they are all pretty excited about the show. So, it’s likely that Season 3’s crew will be the same as that of Season 2.
Assuming that all of the show’s main characters will be back, Andrew Koji will once again play the central role of Ah Sahm, a martial artist. Mai Ling was Sahm’s sister and the leader of the Long Zii tong. Dianna Doan played her in the show’s first two seasons. Young Jun, the new leader of the Hop Wei Tong, and the brothel madam Ah Toy, played by Olivia Cheng, fought with Sahm (Jason Tobin).
Also, in an interview with Pop Culture, Shannon Lee said that she planned to have a small part in what was then a possible third season. Shannon Lee studies Taekwondo, Wushu, and kickboxing all at the same time. Her father, Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do philosophy, made this style famous. So, it’s likely that her supposed cameo will use her real-life fighting skills.
Warrior Season 3: Plot— What to Expect?
During an exclusive interview with Inverse, the showrunners told us a lot about what will happen next season. Jonathan Trooper said, “I don’t want to say anything that turns out not to be what we do. But the goal is to keep looking at the same things, like how the country feels about the newest wave of immigrants. We will go to the halls of government and start explaining how immigrants end up competing with each other in the system. But we need to figure out what happens with Hop Wei and the Long Zhi.
After that, he said, “I call Season 2 “The Empire Strikes Back.” Even though we don’t want a trilogy, we left things open: Ah Sahm and Young Jun’s troubled relationship and Mai Ling’s new path. Ah, Sahm is becoming more aware of his responsibilities to his fellow immigrants. We want to help everyone grow and put the correct matches in the right places.
“Immigration is a very important topic. Let history be the setting for this action-packed story we’ve made up.” Shannon Leed added.
It is also said that the storyline of Warrior season 3 will be about China in the 1980s. Tropper said, “It’s a different show to tell a story about the Exclusion Act. But we put that in Warrior’s future a few years from now. It’s a big part of the show’s politics, both on the politician’s side and in Chinatown. As we get closer to 1882, we’ll be able to see less and less. We use that as a kind of marker for the near future, which we may or may not reach. However, it will shape the politics of the show.
Penelope Blake, played by Joanna Vanderham, woke up in the mental asylum in the second season, and many fans are eager to discover what will happen to her. When Inverse asked Troper about Vanderham’s, he said, “There’s nothing solid yet.” But our goal was to show an exciting part of history we found. In the 1870s, a man could say, “She’s crazy, lock her up!” to get a woman locked up.
It goes against her civil rights in a big way. I think the person who comes out of a place like that is never the same person who went in. When she gets out, we can start over with her. She’s going to change into someone else.”