Assassins, Assemble! The wait is over as Wu Assassins season 2 is finally ready to be released. Netflix has renewed its contract with Wu Assassins for its second season. It is already gaining a lot of attention after the audience was left in confusion at the ending of the first season.
Wu Assassins is a San Francisco-based supernatural martial arts action drama where Kai Jin, a chef, is taught the ways of Wu Assassin by Ying Ying He obtains powers to fight Wu Warlords. This is a perfect show to add to your binge-watch list if you love crime novels, fiction, or just action movies in general.
This show stars Iko Uwais as Kai Jin who has won the audience’s hearts with his charms and realistic action scenes. The other cast members are Byron Mann, Li Jun Li, Lawrence Kao, Katheryn Winnick, Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan, and Celia Au which will continue to be seen in Wu Assassins season 2.
It seems to be a hidden gem as it was not produced by any known production house spending a lot on marketing and promotions. The series was highly praised by the audience and the critics making it a must-watch!
The second season, Wu Assassins season 2, was scheduled to be released in August 2020, but we all are aware of what happened in 2020 – nothing went as planned. However, after a much delay in the shooting because of coronavirus, the next season is finally set to air on Netflix. Wu Assassins season 2 will contain 10 episodes which will all be released on 5th August 2021.
The final episode of the first season had left the fans scratching their heads which led them to make different theories to justify the ending where Ying Ying states that things are not over yet. They were highly anticipating the next season as they felt like some things like the Limbo concept are not well explained in the first one and demanded more clarity. Well, let’s hope we get our answers from this season to get the complete idea of the storyline.
Fans were also unsatisfied with the CGI effects and claimed that the plot was kind of cheesy. But the supernatural factor and boredom in this pandemic led them to click on this show and now they’re completely hooked. (Spoiler Alert!) By the end of the show, the element of time travel was discovered so there is a major possibility we will experience more of that in Wu Assassins season 2, especially to find answers for Uncle Six’s death and/or to take revenge. The story is also expected to revolve around politics which will result in more drama.
And what about the action? Don’t worry, the action is not going to be overshadowed by the other factors. This series is a masterpiece in itself for its neat fighting scenes with Kung-Fu elements and was highly praised for not inserting action scenes just for the sake of putting it into an action-centered series. They actually managed to balance it with the plot so that it can be meaningful.
In fact, the lead Iko Uwais has learned martial arts and himself is a fight choreographer. So you can put your bet on just as cool, if not better, fighting scenes in Wu Assassins season 2.
After the release of the final episode earlier in 2019, there was confusion among fans whether the sequel of the series will be divided into the traditional format of short episodes or in a new format of two standalone movies. It was confirmed that Wu Assassins: The Fistful Vengeance will be released soon which will pick up the story from the ending of season 1 and would be considered its sequel.
This 90-minute movie holds for you several new characters and story turn. Jason Tobin, Pearl Thusi, Francesca Corney, and Rhatha Phongam are joining the cast to bring more fun. The movie is reported to be filmed in Thailand under the direction of Roel Reiné.
But no confirmation date was given for a long time until June 2021 they announced the Wu Assassins season 2 web series on Netflix. The movies are still in the talks but no further information is updated till now. Was it a distraction from the original release to keep the fans and media busy?
This series has done a great job of promoting Chinese culture in an American setting. Kai Jin, the lead character, being a chef helped the creators promote Asian food through him.
Several other series and movies have had Chinese characters but this culinary side of the Chinese culture is very well and deeply shown in Wu Assassins and we expect the same from Wu Assassins season 2. So make sure to not watch this while you’re hungry!
Even though the plot of the first season was set in San Francisco, the filming of the first season was done in 2 locations in Canada – Vancouver and British Columbia.
The lead actor Iko Uwais, who plays the character of Kai Jin is not only the hero of this series but is also one of the producers.
All in all, this is a series which does lack a little on executing the plot clearly which has increased the expectations for the second season but has checked all the boxes in other department varying from cultural appropriation to delivering the importance of family. If you have not watched the first season of this series, you still have to catch up before Wu Assassins season 2 is released. Do not miss out on this action-filled roller-coaster ride!