A quick glance and you’ll notice a lot of similarities between the new Netflix Original, Wu Assassins, and old Netflix Original, Iron Fist. Both are goofy shows about chosen ones out to stop bad guys with their fists. Both are about men facing a turning point in their personal lives. Both are set in coastal American cities. Both include a brother/sister duo who love the protagonist but might be toxic for them. Both feature Lewis Tan being very charming. But in Wu Assassins, everyone can actually fight.
The new show, from long-time producer Tony Krantz (Dracula, 24) and John Wirth (Hell on Wheels, The Cape) is about a man named Kai Jin (The Raid’s Iko Uwais) charged with a mystical mission to become the Wu Assassin and stop the evil spirits who have partnered with evil men to do bad things. Being the Wu Assassin makes Kai stronger and faster and more durable than the average person, but it also means he periodically merges with a long-dead monk, played by Double Dragon’s Mark Dacascos.