Wu Assassins is an American supernatural action crime drama web television series, created by John Wirth and Tony Krantz that premiered on Netflix on August 8, 2019. The series stars Iko Uwais, Byron Mann, Lewis Tan, Lawrence Kao, Celia Au, Li Jun Li, Tommy Flanagan and Katheryn Winnick. The first season received positive reviews, with critics praising the fight choreography, and the cast performances (particularly Uwais, Mann, Winnick, and Tan) although there was criticism on the plot. Wu Assassins follows the story of "Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he 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 five modern day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world."