Wu Assassins strike Vancouver

Vikings' Katheryn Winnick is set to direct and star in Nomadic Pictures' in-production martial arts drama for Netflix.
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Deadly martial artists are on the loose in Vancouver, with production now underway on Nomadic Pictures’ latest TV series, Wu Assassins.

Greenlit by Netflix in June, Wu Assassins follows an aspiring chef who teams up with a homicide detective to unravel an ancient mystery and fight supernatural assassins. The drama will launch on the streaming service worldwide in 2019.

Hell On Wheels (eOne/Nomadic Pictures) showrunner John Wirth will spearhead the series. Wirth also serves as exec producer alongside Tony Krantz (24) and Nomadic’s Chad Oakes (Van Helsing) and Mike Frislev (Fargo).

Wu Assassins is the third Nomadic series that Netflix has commissioned. The prodco’s other Netflix titles include the werewolf drama The Order and the supernatural series Ghost Wars (Netflix/Syfy), the latter of which was cancelled after its first season. The streamer also holds the rights to Nomadic’s apocalypse thriller Van Helsing in English Canada.

Directors on Wu Assassins include Krantz, actress Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Stephen Fung (Into the Badlands) and Roel Reiné (Inhumans).

Winnick stars in the drama with Iko Uwais (The Raid 2), Byron Mann (Blood and Water), Tommy Flanagan (Motive), Lewis Tan (Deadpool 2), Li Jun Li (The Exorcist), Tzi Ma (Arrival) and JuJu Chan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny).