Netflix’s new series, Wu Assassins has a lot going for it. First and foremost, it’s not Iron Fist (may it rest eternally in peace). The story follows Kai Jin (Iko Uwais), a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the “Wu Xing.” After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin, using his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world.
Joining the cast is Vikings fan favorite, Katheryn Winnick, Sci-fi darling, Summer Glau, Li Jun Li, Celia Au, Lewis Tan, Lawrence Kao, Tommy Flanagan, Tzi Ma, JuJu Chan, Robin McLeavy, and Travis Caldwell.
Wu Assassins debuts on August 8, 2019 on Netflix. netflix.com/wuassassins