Star World to bolster its prime-time line-up with ‘Warrior’
MUMBAI: English GEC Star World is all set to raise the bar with its new programming slot called S.T.A.G.E- Shows. That. Are. Gonna. Explode. Under the umbrella of this property, there is a vast array of shows right from thrilling sci-fi shows to rousing action-packed ones.
As part of this programming property, Star World is all set to premiere Bruce Lee’s 48-Year-old dream transformed to a TV show – ‘Warrior’ on 1st July at 10 pm. Based on San Francisco’s primeval era of Tong Wars in the late 1870s, the plot revolves around Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy from China who immigrates and journeys through America in search of his estranged sister. The mayhem intensifies as he has to deal with a significant amount of anti-immigrant prejudice of the time.
One of the most promising shows in this year’s roster, Warrior has earned much critical acclaim with the New York Times stating that the story behind the series is ‘irresistible’, Rolling stones puts light on the brighter side of the 48-Year-old wait and said, “This is the right time and place for Lee’s vision to come to thrilling life, even if he’s not around to star in it. Warrior is a blast.” Overall, the show has garnered positive feedback from the audiences as well as the critics.
Jonathan Tropper who co-created the terrific, action-packed Banshee is the executive producer and writer for Warrior. That’s not all, the show has been directed and also produced by Justin Lin who held the reins for three movies from The Fast and The Furious franchise. The series stars Andrew Koji as the protagonist, Descendants, and Vikings fame Dianne Doan, Marco Polo fame Olivia Cheng, Fast and Furious 6 star Joe Taslim among others.