by Charles Lam

Almost 50 years after Bruce Lee said studio executives wouldn’t make his TV show pitch, which he attributed in part to their unwillingness to cast an Asian lead, Cinemax is bringing the legendary martial artist’s project to life.

Lee’s original pitch, “The Warrior,” featured a Chinese martial artist exploring the American West. In 1972, about a year after the studios to whom Lee brought the project declined to make the show, “Kung Fu” starring David Carradine as a martial artist exploring the American West began to air…

Reblogged from NBC News

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