Back in August 2019, the martial arts, supernatural series Wu Assassins debuted on Netflix. Despite criticism about its plot, the show’s 10-episode season 1 has received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. Netflix, however, has yet to renew the show for a season 2. Although it’s been two and a half years since the series premiered, Wu Assassins season 2 remains a possibility, as the streaming giant has yet to officially cancel the show.
Will there be Wu Assassins season 2?
Though there have been rumors about Wu Assassins getting picked up for a season 2, these speculations have yet to be confirmed by the streamer. While it’s unclear whether Wu Assassins will be back for a sophomore run in the future, Netflix actually released a movie that serves as a follow-up to the show’s season 1.
What is Fistful of Vengeance?
Dropped on Netflix last February 17th, Fistful of Vengeance is a film that continues that Wu Assassins storyline. Like Wu Assassins, Fistful of Vengeance has proven to be very popular, as it managed to score the top spot of Netflix movie ranking in the U.S. shortly after its premiere.
Iko Uwais and Lewis Tan headline the film, starring alongside their fellow Wu Assassins cast members Lawrence Kao and JuJu Chan. Also appearing in the movie are franchise newcomers Pearl Thusi, Francesca Corney, Jason Tobin, Rhatha Phongam, and Simon Kuke.
Helmed by Wu Assassins director Roel Reiné, Fistful of Vengeance follows super-powered assassin Kai (Uwais) and his friends Lu Xin (Tan) and Tommy (Kao) as they track a killer from San Francisco’s Chinatown to Thailand to avenge the death of a loved one. But their hunt soon entangles them with old enemies, a mysterious billionaire and an ancient mystical force bent on taking over the world.
Can I watch Fistful of Vengeance without seeing Wu Assassins beforehand?
In an interview with Nerds & Beyond earlier this month, Tan said that people can watch Fistful of Vengeance even though they haven’t seen Wu Assassins yet.
“You don’t need to have watched the series to watch this film,” said the actor. “So we wanted to do something unique, which is to the people that have seen the show…they’ll be more invested when they watch this movie. But if you haven’t seen the series, you can still watch this movie and go in blind, because what it really is, at the end of the day, it’s a revenge story … it’s about a traumatic experience losing a loved one, and then going on a journey to discover answers. They want to find answers… they want revenge, and during that journey, exploring their relationships together as a family. So anybody can just jump in and watch it. And if you’ve seen the show, then you’ll kind of have a good grasp on the characters already.”
Wu Assassins season 1 and Fistful of Vengeance are both streaming on Netflix.