‘Wu Assassins’ Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Cast, Plot & First Look

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Wu Assassins is a brand new action series coming to Netflix in August 2019 Here’s your first look at the series, what you can expect and when you can begin watching on Netflix.

Just a month out from its release, details are a little sketchy but we’ve managed to put together an everything you need to know based on what we do know.

Here are the key details you need to know about Wu Assassin’s

  • The series was picked up in June 2018
  • Wu Assassins is classed as a martial arts action series
  • The filming for the series took place between August 2018 and November 2018 in Vancouver
  • Despite being filmed in Vancouver, the series takes place in San Fransisco’s Chinatown
  • Season 1 of Wu Assassin’s is set to consist of 10 episodes
  • Nomadic Pictures is one of the production companies behind the show producing Van Helsing for Syfy, The Order for Netflix and Fargo for FX

What’s Wu Assassins about?

The series will follow Kai Jin, an aspiring chef who works in Chinatown in San Francisco. Jin finds out he’s part of a great dynasty of warriors and learns he’s a Wu Assassin. He gets recruited into the order and it’s his task to round up the powers of an ancient triad.

The key draw for this series, however, is going to be its fight sequences which will feature the iconic fighting style of Iko Uwais. He’s best known for his work in The Raid and has bought over his team to work on Wu Assassins.

Who’s starring in Wu Assassins on Netflix?

The series has attracted some big names in the TV space.

The main draw (as we mentioned above) will be Iko Uwais, an Indonesian actor who has appeared in massive titles such as The Raid, Mile 22, Triple Threat and The Force Awakens. Notably, too, he’s involved in the series as a choreographer and a producer.

Katheryn Winnick is a Candian actress who has appeared in many TV series most notably Bones and Vikings. More recently, she featured in the Netflix Original movie Polar.

Among the other main cast members include Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan, Tzi Ma, Lawrence Kao, and Li Jun Li.

Speaking recently to the IMDb Show, it was confirmed that not only would Katheryn Winnick be starring in the show, she’ll also be taking the directors chair too. She gave a few insights as to what we can expect including the fact she’s “huge fan of Iko” referring to his performance in The Raid. Winnick referred to her “amazing experience” directing and added that “it’s a show that’s mostly an Asian-American cast.”

JuJu Chan in an interview said the show was “full-on action” adding her role was “kick-ass bodyguard assassin role”. She also first revealed the August 2019 release date.

We’ve also seen some glimpses of the fight choreography you can expect throughout the series too. You can expect epic fight scenes throughout which is ultimately one of the key components of this show.

When will Season 1 of Wu Assassin’s be on Netflix?

Thanks to a post from Tommy Flanagan who has a featuring role in the show, he confirmed that we’ll be getting season 1 of Wu Assassins on Netflix on August 8th, 2019.

In the meantime, in the US, you’re able to watch a relatively similar show in the form of AMC’s Into the Badlands. That series is set further back in history but features a similar premise and its final season is expected to arrive on Netflix next year.

Note: This article will be updated with additional information as and when it’s released by Netflix or the production studio. 

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