Warrior, the kung-fu action series inspired by the filmography of Bruce Lee, has returned for a third season, though not where it began. The series started as a Cinemax original, and the first two seasons debuted there, but in January of 2020 Cinemax halted all original programming development and Warrior was left hanging. HBO Max picked it up for a third season, and all this time and one company name change later, it finally premiered yesterday in its new home along with the previous two seasons.
But you don’t have to just watch Warrior….you can live it! Sort of. To promote the series, Max has placed three interactive murals somewhere in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Each one is a painted image of Lee in front of elements that bridge the gap between Chinese and American history.
What makes them interactive? AR technology. By scanning a QR code with your phone, the painting will come to life along with elements around it. Max says it’s “an exclusive AR walking tour anchored around key locations that will come to life. This walking tour will allow fans to discover San Francisco’s Chinatown ‘Through the Lens of the Blade,’ featuring integrated content developed in the Warrior podcast into an experiential audio-scape that users can listen to while exploring Warrior-themed AR sites.”
“Seeing Warrior return for our 3rd season during this 50th anniversary year for my father is just the ultimate celebration of his legacy,” says Shannon Lee, Executive Producer on Max’s Warrior and president of the Bruce Lee Foundation. “I couldn’t be more proud of our show, our cast, our crew, and the impact our show continues to have and the entertainment it continues to serve up and celebrating through art and interactivity in 3 cities across the country all at once is just an amazing way for a lot of people to get in on the fun!”
Here’s where you can find the Warrior murals. They’ll be viewable for the next four weeks. Warrior Season 3 is now playing on Max.
Address: 149 Hester Street, New York, NY
Muralist: Vincent Ballantine
Talent: Andrew Koji and Perry Yung
Address: 1200 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA
Muralist: Swank One
Talent: Dianne Doan
Address: 965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA
Muralist: Vogue + Agana
Talent: Shannon Lee and Olivia Cheng