Interview With: Perry Yung from Cinemax Original Warrior
I had the opportunity to speak with actor Perry Yung - who plays Father Jun leader of the Hop Wei Tong in Cinemax Original Warrior. We discussed how he found his way starring on television after years away, what Warrior brings to television, how he works around trope to seize opportunities to subvert stereotypes, and his thoughts on representation in the age of 44.
Who is Perry Yung?
Perry Yung is an American actor and musician from Oakland, CA. He plays Father Jun in Cinemax's Warrior, produced by Justin Lin, Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee's daughter) and Jonathan Tropper (Banshee show creator).
Yung was fan favorite Ping Wu on Steven Soderbergh's The Knick and has guest starred on shows like, Gotham and The Blacklist. You may also recognize him as the Doctor in John Wick: Chapter 2.
Warrior, the Western...
Based on the writings of Bruce Lee and brought to life by his daughter Shannon Lee, Warrior sits at the intersection of costume drama and spaghetti western. Only this fights involve bladed weapons and master martial artists.
WARRIOR Season 1 "The Warrior" Featurette | Justin Lin Bruce Lee Cinemax Series
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Warrior takes place in the latter half of the 19th century during brutal gang wars in San Francisco's Chinatown. The show premiered on April 5, 2019 and follows martial arts prodigy Ah Sahm, a Chinese immigrant who arrives in the City of Lights under mysterious circumstances. Once he proves his prowess as a fighter, Sahm is sold as a fighter to one of Chinatown's most powerful organized crime families. He came searching for his sister and ends up embroiled in a bloody turf wars between the gangs and struggle to survive amidst the rising anti-Chinese racism and societal/political upheaval in the city.
Cinemax Original, Warrior, returns with a second ten episode season of its high action crime drama set in 19 century San Francisco during the Tong Wars. And Father Jun once again tries to ensure his tong survives regardless the obstacle.
If this show isn't on your Fall watchlist you're missing out because it's brutal, full of intrigue, and high drama. The action is kinetic. The plot multilayered. And the show as beautiful as it is bloody.
Warrior Season Two begins Friday, October 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on Cinemax
Warrior | Season 2 Official Trailer | Cinemax
Blood in, blood out. Season 2 of Warrior premieres Friday, October 2nd on Cinemax.
Andrew Koji Kieran Bew, Olivia Cheng, Dianne Doan, Dean Jagger, Langley Kirkwood, Hoon Lee, Christian McKay, Joe Taslim (“A Night Comes For Us”), Jason Tobin (“Fast & Furious 9”), Joanna Vanderham (“Eddie & Sunny”), Tom Weston-Jones and Perry Yung.
New season two series regulars include Celine Buckens, Dustin Nguyen, Chen Tang, Miranda Raison and recurring series regular Maria Elena Laas.
The series will also be available on demand and on MaxGo.com.
Warrior was created by and is executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (Cinemax 's Banshee) under Tropper Ink Productions, executive produced by Justin Lin (Star Trek Beyond and Fast & Furious 9) for Perfect Storm Entertainment and executive produced by Shannon Lee for Bruce Lee Entertainment.
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