Deadline is reporting that Netflix has given a ten-episode series order for martial arts sci-fi crime drama series Wu Assassins, starring Iko Uwais and Byron Mann.
Wu Assassins is set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, set to have supernatural elements in a martial arts crime series setting. Iko Uwais (whose credits include The Raid: Redemption, The Raid 2 and Mile 22) will star as Kai Jin, a man 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 (whose credits include The Expanse and Altered Carbon) will star as Uncle Six.
The series is being written by John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Falling Skies) and were serve as showrunner. The project also hails from Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures and Nomadic Pictures. Stephen Fung (Jump and Into The Badlands) will direct the first two episodes, with Tony Krantz helming the rest. Iko Uwais will also serve as producer, lead martial arts/fight choreographer and stunt coordinator on the series. Krantz will serve as executive producer alongside Nomadic Pictures’ Oakes and Frislev.