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

Review Ethan / 2022-12-01 13:56:15

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

  • In June 2018, the series was rediscovered.
  • Wu Assassins can be described as a series of martial arts action films
  • Filming took place in Vancouver between November 2018 and August 2018.
  • 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, one of the producers behind Van Helsing on Syfy and The Order for Netflix is also involved in Fargo for FX.

What’s Wu Assassins about?

Kai Jin is an aspirant chef working in San Francisco's Chinatown. 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.

This series' main draw will be the fight sequences that feature Iko Uwais's iconic fighting style. 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?

This series attracted some major names from the television space.

As we have mentioned, Iko Uwais will be the main draw. He is an Indonesian actor, who has appeared in many major titles like The Raid and Mile 22 Triple Threat. Notably, too, he’s involved in the series as a choreographer and a producer.

Katheryn Winnick, a Canadian actress, has been in numerous TV shows including Bones and Vikings. She was also featured in Polar, a Netflix Original film.

Tzi Ma and Lawrence Kao are also part of the main cast.

Wu Assassin’s fan art poster from Reddit

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”. The August 2019 release date was also revealed for the first time by JuJu Chan.

We’ve also seen some glimpses of the fight choreography you can expect throughout the series too. This show is known for its epic fight scenes, which are one of the main components.

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. This series, which is set in the past but has a similar storyline and is due to debut on Netflix next year, is also expected to be available.

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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