Iko Uwais is ready to kick some serious butt. We’ve seen him do it in The Raid and most recently in Stuber, but now the Indonesian action star is taking the lead in Netflix’s forthcoming Wu Assassins — and the streaming giant recently released the first trailer for martial arts action series.
Created by John Wirth and Tony Krantz, Wu Assassins follows Kai Jin (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. And as seen in the trailer above there is a lot of bone-breaking supernatural action.
The series also stars Byron Mann, Li Jun Li, Celia Au, Lewis Tan, Lawrence Kao, Tommy Flanagan, Katheryn Winnick, Tzi Ma, JuJu Chan, Summer Glau, Robin McLeavy and Travis Caldwell.
Wirth serves as executive producer alongside Stephen Fung, Michael Frislev, Chad Oakes and Tony Krantz. Uwais co-executive produces with Cameron Litvack, David Simkins, Jonathan Lloyd Walker and Katheryn Winnick. Directors of the series include Krantz, Stephen Fung, Roel Reiné, Toa Fraser, Katheryn Winnick and Michael Nankin. The series is written by Wirth, Cameron Litvack, David Simkins, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Yalun Tu and Jessica Chou.
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