This series is based on an original series concept co-developed by Bruce Lee for a proposed TV series that ultimately was modified into Kung Fu (1972).
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Shooting of the first season wrapped up on May 26, 2018. In an Instagram post, Jonathan Tropper announced that the show is going to be released in 2019.
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Andrew Koji had to learn all his Chinese dialogue phonetically.
Practically none of the main cast is actually from the country of their respective character. This does not only apply to the Chinese (who obviously had to all be able to speak in clear, fluid English and thus were selected primarily from 2nd or even 3rd generation Americans), but also the vast bulk of the white characters (irish or southerners alike), who for the most part are played by English actors. And then, the main lead actor himself is actually neither American nor Chinese, but in fact half English-Japanese.
There really was a historical figure by the name of Ah Toy at the time of the events of this show, who was indeed a "Madam" in San Francisco, and rather a famed one at that. According to Wikipedia she's being cited as the first of the kind in San Francisco.
On April 24, 2019, Cinemax officially renewed the series for a second season.
Whenever the Chinese characters speak with white characters in English, they do so in noticeably more accented and simplified language than when they talk with other Chinese people. The exception to this seems to be the main character of Ah Sahm, underlining how he's supposed to be pretty equally skilled at English as his native language.
Ah Sahm is the only member of his Tong to have a beard (obviously making him stand out from his peers even more).