Netflix orders martial arts drama ‘Wu Assassins,’ Iko Uwais to star

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  • Sunday, 08 Jul 2018

Iko Uwais, who starred in 'The Raid: Redemption', is a cast member in a new martial arts series 'Wu Assassins'. Photo: Filepic

Netflix has given a series order to the martial arts drama series Wu Assassins, Variety has confirmed.

The series is described as a crime drama set in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Indonesian actor Iko Uwais (pic) stars as Kai Jin, an aspiring chef who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin, chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again. Byron Mann is also attached to star.

Uwais will also serve as producer, lead martial arts choreographer and stunt coordinator on the 10-episode series. The actor and martial artist is known for his work in films like The Raid and The Raid 2, and recently appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Stephen Fung, known for his work in Hong Kong cinema as well as the AMC martial arts drama Into The Badlands, is attached to direct the first two episodes. – Reuters

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