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Iko Uwais to star in martial arts drama


ANOTHER show Netflix has given a series order is the martial arts drama Wu Assassins.

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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