Martial Law

Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and 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 the United States. At the time, Hung was not 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 in history that featured so little dialogue from the lead character.

TitleMartial Law
First Air DateSeptember 26th, 1998
Last Air DateMay 13th, 2000
GenresAction & Adventure, Comedy, Crime
NetworkCBS
Production CompaniesCarlton Cuse Productions, Ruddy Morgan Productions, 20th Century Fox Television, CBS Productions
ProducersCarlton Cuse, Oley Sassone, Greg Beeman, Whitney Ransick, Bruce Seth Green, Stanley Tong, Deran Sarafian
Number of Seasons2 Seasons
Number of Episodes44 Episodes
Plot Keywordsmartial arts, police, los angeles, lapd, chinese man
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
Sammo Law
Louis Mandylor
Louis Mandylor
Det. Louis Malone
Gretchen Egolf
Gretchen Egolf
Amy Dylan
Tom Wright
Tom Wright
Capt. Benjamin Winship
Tammy Lauren
Tammy Lauren
Det. Dana Dickson
Johnny Trí Nguyễn
Johnny Trí Nguyễn
Street Thug
Kelly Hu
Kelly Hu
Chen Pei Pei
Arsenio Hall
Arsenio Hall
Terrell Parker
Китайский городовой