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  • Actor-Shared Background: Like his character Ah Sahm, Andrew Koji is of mixed Asian and Caucasian heritage, being half Japanese and half British.
    • According to the show's creators, this was deliberately invoked when casting the Chinese characters, choosing only actors from the Asian diaspora in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, with Joe Taslim (who is from Indonesia) being the only exception.
  • California Doubling: Inverted. The show is set in northern California, but it is filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, at Cape Town Film Studios.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: In the Japanese dub, Ah Sahm is voiced by the movie and TV actor Ryu Morimiya.
  • Fake Nationality:
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    • Ah Sahm is Chinese with White American ancestry via his American grandfather while his actor, Andrew Koji, is half Japanese and half British.
    • Irishman Dan Leary is played by Englishman Dean Jagger.
    • Englishman Kieran Bew plays Irishman Bill O'Hara.
    • Detective Richard Lee is from Georgia, but his actor Tom Weston-Jones is English.
    • Zhing is supposed to be Chinese of Mongolian descent but is played by Vietnamese-American Dustin Nguyen.
  • Follow the Leader: Despite being based on Bruce Lee 's writing, the choreography seems to be inspired by The Raid films.
  • Meaningful Release Date: episode 19, appropriately titled "Enter The Dragon", aired on what would have been Bruce Lee's 80th birthday.
  • Production Posse:
    • Some of the actors on the show also appeared in Jonathan Tropper's previous show Banshee, most notably Hoon Lee and Langley Kirkwood.
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    • Jason Tobin previously played Vergil in producer Justin Lin's first film, Better Luck Tomorrow, and also appeared in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
  • Vindicated by Reruns: While critically acclaimed, the show's viewership was bottlenecked in its first two seasons by only being available on Cinemax, which soon moved away from scripted originals altogether. When it made the leap to HBO Max however, it became among the top 15 most viewed series, a major factor in its season 3 renewal.

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