Described as a “martial arts drama” set in modern-day San Francisco’s Chinatown, Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is the story of a young chef who uncovers some bizarre secrets about himself. It is up to him to do something very monumental and for that, he needs to go on a journey of greatness and unfortunately, violence.

The action-packed series will see our protagonist learning that he is a “Wu Assassin” tasked with rounding up the powers of an ancient triad. The best way to describe this Netflix series is supernatural martial arts-drama.

Release Date

The series will be released by Netflix on August 8, 2019.



‘Wu Assassins’ is the perfect martial arts drama to binge-watch on Netflix this August. Centered on protagonist Kai Jin, an aspiring chef, the series has elements of the supernatural, martial arts and suspense. Kai discovers that he is a “Wu Assassin”, who has a herculean task ahead of him. He discovers his full potential under the mentorship of Mr. Young, a kindly Chinatown grocer and a mentor to Kai.

During his journey to round up the powers of an ancient triad, he overcomes various hurdles that are both dangerous and epic.


Indonesian actor Iko Uwais portrays the protagonist Kai Jin, an aspiring chef who has a great destiny ahead of him. Uwais, who is a martial artist, brought in his own stunt team who coordinated most of the stunt choreography themselves. He is guided by Mr. Young, the kindly Chinatown grocer, portrayed by Tzi Ma.

Katheryn Winnick plays Christine “CG” Gavin, an undercover cop who gets caught up in a gang war tearing down Chinatown. Meanwhile, Tommy Flanagan plays the role of Alec McCullough, a Scottish, international crime boss who has a mysterious interest in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Iko Uwais, who is a martial artist, brought in his own stunt team who coordinated most of the stunt choreography themselves (Instagram)


‘Wu Assassins’ is co-created, executive produced and written by John Wirth, who is also the brains behind ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ and ‘Hell on Wheels’.

Other executive producers include co-creator Tony Krantz and Nomadic Pictures’ Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev.

Where to watch

When the show premieres on August 8, it will be added to the Netflix library. 

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