HBO Max's Warrior season 3 wraps in South Africa

Filming took place across three months in Cape Town

By Chris Evans 4 Nov 2022

HBO Max's Warrior season 3 wraps in South Africa
Warrior. Credit: HBO Max

HBO Max has wrapped filming season three of its popular series Warrior in Cape Town, South Africa.

The director and cast have announced that shooting, which has been taking place since July, has been completed.

Director Loni Peristere posted a group photo along with a long message on Instagram, which hinted that it might be their last time together. That is a wrap on the @warriorhbomax season 3 finale. I feel blessed and honored to make this show with the most talented, generous, and passionate cast and crew. We had some fun on Halloween yesterday and decided to make a big picture, the second is the ad team, and the third is @bchanworld stunt team extravaganza. These are the best of the best. This is an incredible season of television which I can’t wait to share. What an honor.

The martial arts drama series moved from Cinemax to HBO Max for season 3. It is based on a concept by Bruce Lee and set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century.

The cast includes Andrew Koji, Kieran Bew, Celine Buckens, Dean Jagger, Maria-Elena Laas, Langley Kirkwood, Telly Leung, Kevin Otto and Adam Rayner.

Shooting has taken place in South Africa for all three seasons.

“You get bang for your buck in South Africa,” Marios Hamboulides, a UK-based assistant director and producer on the first season told KFTV. “You can build entire sets at the studios for much cheaper than in the US or Europe. There is also the appeal of no unions. They take the position that they want the inter­national productions coming in, so they pay their people less money on longer hours but keep them working on projects.”

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