Netflix has revealed the first trailer for “Wu Assassins,” its upcoming ten-episode martial arts fantasy series which boasts a cast you’ll probably be familiar with and a story that’s you will be very familiar with.
“The Raid” star Iko Uwais leads the story as Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present-day San Francisco who 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 modern-day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world.
The series also stars Byron Mann as the villain, Kai’s father Uncle Six. He’s joined by Mark Dacascos (“John Wick 3”), Summer Glau (“Firefly”), Katheryn Winnick (“Vikings”), Tommy Flanagan (“Sons of Anarchy”), Lewis Tan (“Deadpool 2”), Li Jun Li (“Minority Report: The Series”), Lawrence Kao (“Sleepy Hollow”), JuJu Chan (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”) and acting veteran Tzi Ma.
“Wu Assassins” premieres on the service August 8th.