Wu Assassins blends martial arts, drama, and supernatural elements for a story that centers on Kai Jin (Iko Uwais), a man who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again.
Li will play Jenny Wah, who on the surface, is a confident young businesswoman with an MBA. Scratch the surface, the noisy wheels of ambition crank a darker nature, and the need to overcompensate.
Li will join previously announced cast members Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Lewis Tan (Into the Badlands), Sons of Anarchy alum Tommy Flanagan, Tzi Ma (Meditation Park), Byron Mann (The Expanse), Lawrence Kao (The Walking Dead) and Celia Au (Lodge 49).
Wu Assassins comes from Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures (24), John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Falling Skies) and Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels). Wirth is the writer, executive producer and showrunner while the show’s star Uwais also serves as producer, lead martial arts, fight choreographer, and stunt coordinator.
Li was most recently seen on the second season of The Exorcist in the series regular role of Rose. She previously recurred on Blindspot, Chicago P.D., Quantico and The Following. She also was a series regular on Fox’s Minority Report. Li is repped by Nicolosi & Co., Inc. and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.