is a television series that ran from 1998 to 2000. It was created by Carlton Cuse
The title character, Sammo Law
, portrayed by Sammo Hung
, was a Chinese law officer and martial arts
expert who came to Los Angeles
in search of a colleague and remains in the US.
The show was a surprise hit, making Hung the only East Asian
headlining a prime time network series in America. At the time, Hung was not that fluent in English, and he reportedly recited some of his dialogue phonetically. In many scenes, Hung did not speak at all, making Martial Law
perhaps the only US television series ever featured so little dialogue from the lead character.
The cast endured turnover from the beginning. Detective Dana Dickson (played by Tammy Lauren
) exited the show after Episode 6, "Extreme Measures", as she moved away to live with "her parents" as noted on the following episode. Then on Episode 9, "How Sammo... Read More