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Wu Assassins (Serie de TV)

Título original
Wu Assassins (TV Series)
Año
2019
Duración
45 min.
País
Estados Unidos Estados Unidos
Dirección
John Wirth (Creator), Tony Krantz (Creator), Stephen Fung, Roel Reiné, Tony Krantz, Toa Fraser, Michael Nankin
Guion
John Wirth, Julie Benson, Cameron Litvack, Shawna Benson, David Simkins (Historia: Yalun Tu)
Música
Jeehun Hwang
Reparto
Iko Uwais, Lewis Tan, Katheryn Winnick, Byron Mann, Mark Dacascos, Tzi Ma, Lawrence Kao, Juju Chan, Tommy Flanagan, Celia Au, Li Jun Li, Stephen Chang, Raresh DiMofte, Julian Paul, Cranston Johnson, Peter Chao, Trevor Lim, Travis Caldwell, Leo Li Chiang, Jesse Hutch, Simon Leung, Billy Wickman, Carlo Yu, Naiah Cummins, Michael Patrick Denis, Lillian Doucet-Roche, Ian Hawes, Serge Houde, Jesse Irving, Noel Johansen, Richard Keats, Paul Lazenby, Dustin MacDougall, Rhona Rees, Zak Santiago, Anthony Shim, Caitlin Stryker, David Stuart, Khamisa Wilsher
Productora
Nomadic Pictures / Flame Ventures / Netflix. Distribuida por Netflix
Género
Serie de TV. Acción | Artes marciales
Web oficial
https://www.netflix.com/title/80230293
Sinopsis
Un chef de San Francisco se convierte en el último elegido de una larga tradición de asesinos y debe evitar que los poderes místicos del Wu caigan en malas manos.

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 UwaisByron MannLewis TanLawrence KaoCelia AuLi Jun LiTommy Flanagan and Katheryn Winnick.

 

Premise

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.”[2]

Cast and characters

Main

  • Iko Uwais as Kai Jin, a Chinese-Indonesian chef in San Francisco’s Chinatown, who learns that he is the last of the Wu Assassins, who are destined to kill the five Wu Warlords, who possess supernatural powers based around fire, wood, earth, metal and water. As the Wu Assassin he has increased physical strength and agility, is able to change his appearance to hide his identity, and can withstand the Wu Lords’ supernatural attacks.
  • Byron Mann as Uncle Six, a leader of the Triad with supernatural abilities who runs the criminal world in San Francisco’s Chinatown and is Kai Jin’s adoptive father. As the Fire Wu he can create tendrils and projectiles made of fire, and can heat up and set objects alight.
  • Li Jun Li as Jenny Wah, a young restaurateur who runs her family’s Chinese-American restaurant, Master Wah’s, and is Kai Jin’s friend.
  • Celia Au as Ying Ying, a woman who teaches Kai the ways of a Wu Assassin. She was the first Wu Assassin to hunt and fight the Wu Warlords.
  • Lewis Tan as Lu Xin Lee, Kai’s friend who owns Lee’s Wheels, a custom garage, which he also uses as front for car theft for the Triad and Alec.
  • Lawrence Kao as Tommy Wah, Jenny’s older brother who is a heroin addict and a member of the Triad.
  • Tommy Flanagan as Alec McCullough, a Scottish crime boss who operates mostly in Europe, who relocates to San Francisco to try to take over the criminal world of the Triad in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He is a former Wu Assassin who became the Wood Wu Lord, who can manipulate plants and trees, and has healing powers that result in him having an extended lifespan.
  • Katheryn Winnick as Christine “CG” Gavin, an undercover inspector of the San Francisco Police Department, recently hired to work at Lee’s Wheels.

Recurring

  • Tzi Ma as Mr. Young, Kai’s neighbor and a Chinese grocery owner
  • JuJu Chan as Zan, the triad’s lieutenant and Uncle Six’s right-hand woman, though she is determined to become the triad’s leader
  • Mark Dacascos as an unnamed monk, whose body and face disguises Kai’s identity when he fights as the Wu Assassin
  • Cranston Johnson as Frank Fletcher, the police captain of San Francisco Police Department and CG’s boss

Guest

  • Jeff Fahey as Jack, a retired cop whom CG visits for information on Uncle Six (in “Fire Chicken”)
  • Robin McLeavy as Maggie McCullough, Alec McCullough’s late wife (in “Codladh Sámh”, “Gu Assassins”, and “Paths: Part 2”)
  • Kevin Durand as James Baxter, the Earth Wu, who can control the earth, telekinetically move rocks, and turn flesh to stone (in “Legacy”)
  • Summer Glau as Miss Jones, the Water Wu, who can turn into and manipulate water (in “Paths: Parts 1 & 2”)
  • Travis Caldwell as Gideon, the Metal Wu, who can manipulate metal, electronics, electricity and possess people’s bodies through their hemoglobin (in “Paths: Parts 1 & 2”)
Wu Assassins
Title screen for the Netflix series, Wu Assassins.png
Genre
Created by
Starring
Composer(s) Jeehun Hwang
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • John Wirth
  • Chad Oakes
  • Michael Frislev
  • Tony Krantz
  • Stephen Fung
Producer(s) Chris Rudolph
Cinematography John Bartley
Editor(s)
  • Elísabet Rónaldsdottir
  • Bridget Durnford
  • Christopher A. Smith
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 40–50 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Netflix
Picture format 4K (16:9 UHDTV in high dynamic range)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release August 8, 2019 –
present
External links
Website


 

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