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https://deadline.com/2018/06/wu-assa...rs-1202419729/

Netflix Orders Martial Arts Drama Series ‘Wu Assassins’ Starring Iko Uwais From Tony Krantz, John Wirth & Nomadic Pics

Netflix has given a 10-episode order to Wu Assassins, martial arts sci-fi crime drama series starring Iko Uwais (The Raid, Star Wars: The Force Awakens). It hails from Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures (24), John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Falling Skies) and Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels).

Byron Mann (The Expanse) co-stars in the series, slated for an August 8 production start. Stephen Fung will direct the first two episodes, with Krantz expected to helm another. In addition to playing the lead, Uwais also will serve as producer, lead martial arts and fight choreographer and stunt coordinator.

Written by Wirth, who also serves as showrunner, Wu Assassins, set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, is a martial arts crime series with supernatural elements. It stars Uwais as Kai Jin, who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin, chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again. Mann plays Uncle Six.

Uwais is known for his roles in The Raid, The Raid 2 on which he also served as fight choreographer, and most recently Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He’s in post-production on Mile 22, on which he stars and serves as co-fight choreographer. He is repped by Gersh, Ricky Siahaan and Management 360.

Wirth previously worked with Nomadic Pictures on Hell On Wheels where he served as an executive producer.

Krantz also has Suburbs Famous (working title), a dramedy co-written and starring Nia Vardalos, in development at Bravo. He is repped by CAA, Echo Lake Entertainment, and attorney Bianca Levin.

Will probably premiere on Netflix sometime later in 2019 judging by the timeframe when they start production. I think late Spring early summer 2019 could be a potential release date.

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Yes, please.
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I am so in ! This is the sort of show which regular networks would never had greenlit. thank god for streaming services
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My initial reaction was cool, I'm down, but then read the description of "sci fi crime drama"....now it sounds kind of silly, especially incorporating sci fi.
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My initial reaction was cool, I'm down, but then read the description of "sci fi crime drama"....now it sounds kind of silly, especially incorporating sci fi.
Cant be any sillier than Into The Badlands.
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Point made, and I like that show
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Casting announcements:

https://deadline.com/2018/07/wu-assa...ma-1202430151/

Vikings star Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan (Into the Badlands), Sons of Anarchy alum Tommy Flanagan, and Tzi Ma (Meditation Park) are set as series regulars opposite Iko Uwais and Byron Mann in Netflix’s Wu Assassins, from Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures (24), John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Falling Skies) and Nomadic Pictures (Fargo, Hell on Wheels).

Winnick will play Christine “C.G.” Gavin, an undercover cop caught in the middle of a gang war that’s breaking out in Chinatown. Tan will portray Lu Xin Lee, a suave, fierce intelligent leader who owns and operates his own custom garage a la West Coast Customs and runs a car theft ring for the Triad.
Flanagan is Alec McCullough, an international crime boss with a mysterious interest in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Ma will portray Mr. Young, a kindly Chinatown grocer and a mentor to Kai.

Wirth executive produces with Krantz and Nomadic Pictures’ Oakes and Frislev. Stephen Fung will direct the first two episodes, with Krantz expected to helm another. In addition to playing the lead, Uwais also will serve as producer, lead martial arts and fight choreographer and stunt coordinator.

Winnick stars as Lagertha in History Channel’s Vikings, which is currently in its fifth season. On the film side, Winnick recently wrapped production on action-thriller Polar, alongside Mads Mikkelson, and Vanessa Hudgens, which will be released on Netflix. She’s repped by CAA, Alchemy Entertainment and attorney Jeffrey Bernstein.

Tan can be seen as Gaius Cha in season 3 of AMC’s Into the Badlands and as Shatterstar in Deadpool 2. He previously guest-starred in Marvel’s Iron Fist for Netflix and can also be seen in crime thriller Den of Thieves with Gerard Butler. Tan is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and ICM Partners.

Flanagan starred for seven seasons as Filip ‘Chips’ Telford opposite Charlie Hunnam in FX’s Sons of Anarchy. Known for his breakout performance in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, Flanagan currently can be seen in feature The Ballad of Lefty Brown and he recently appeared in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and thriller Killers Anonymous. Flanagan is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment.

Ma most recently played the male lead in feature Meditation Park, for which he was nominated for Best Actor at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. He also played General Shang in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. On TV, he has recurred in ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, AMC’s Hell on Wheels and HBO’s Veep, among others. Ma is repped by Echelon Talent Management and BRS/Gage.
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Into the badlands has been good, hope this is as good or better

Need to add Tony Jaa, Jaa has had a woefully underultilised career
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It now becomes a must see!!
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Sounds like a more serious take on BTiLC.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo View Post
Sounds like a more serious take on BTiLC.
huh?
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!st official trailer

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huh?
It's an acronym for Big Trouble in Little China.
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Cast photo

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Looks fun.
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With this show and Warrior , i hope they last
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Fight scenes look good and acting looks craptastic so I'm hoping it's thin on plot/dialogue and heavy on fight scenes.
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One thing I find weird about the concept of this show is that Iko and Mark Dacascos are essentially playing the same person. I guess Dacascos spirit is inhabiting Iko's body and giving him the martial arts skills.
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This is all getting dropped on the same day right ? the whole season ?
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This is all getting dropped on the same day right ? the whole season ?
Has there been a Netflix show where that wasn't the case?
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Balisong in the first minute, yeah buddy

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