Wu Assassins is one of the biggest gems you can find on Netflix, even though it doesn’t have the huge following that other shows have. Nevertheless, it is full of action and magic and has an amazing storyline. While fans have been waiting for the continuation of the story since 2019, the good news is that Netflix is going to be releasing a Wu Assassins standalone film called Fistful of Vengeance. So, with that said, we are here to talk about the chronological watch order of Wu Assassins and Fistful of Vengeance so that you can catch up before the movie releases.
How Many Seasons And Episodes Does Wu Assassins Have?
One of the most underrated shows that you can find on Netflix is Wu Assassins. While we do know that Wu Assassins has a good number of fans, what you should also know is that it isn’t the most popular show on Netflix because it doesn’t have the same kind of publicity and fan following that most of the other amazing shows on the streaming giant.
Even though Wu Assassins isn’t the most well-known show on Netflix, it is still an amazing show that blends a lot of different elements together in one amazing series. Things such as martial arts, magic, friendship, and crime are all mixed into one great story that anyone will enjoy. So, if you want to spend an entire day binging any kind of series, Wu Assassins should be one of the hidden gems that you should try out.
That said, Wu Assassins is indeed a hidden gem that can easily entertain anyone who is into action, fantasy, and Asian culture. So, for those interested in binging this series, how many episodes does Wu Assassins have?
As of this writing, Wu Assassins only has one season with a total of ten episodes in that one single season. Season 1 was released and concluded in 2019, as there hasn’t been any announcement regarding cancellation or a second season since the end of the first season.
But while there hasn’t been any news about whether or not there will be a second season of Wu Assassins, the good news is that Netflix gave it the green light for a standalone movie called Wu Assassins: Fistful of Vengeance, which continues the story of Kai Jin and his friends. The movie is set to premiere on February 17, 2022, exclusively on Netflix.
So, with that said, Wu Assassins currently has a total of ten episodes plus a 90-minute standalone movie that is supposed to be the continuation of the entire series. For those planning to binge the entire series before the release of the movie, it shouldn’t take more than half of a lazy Saturday for you to do so.
Wu Assassins & Fistful Of Vengeance Chronological Watch Order
Wu Assassins takes a very straightforward approach in the delivery of its story because there is no need for you to get confused regarding the flow of the different events of the series. As such, it is important for you to take note that you need to watch season 1 in order because of how interconnected the different episodes are, as you watch them in chronological order.
Of course, like a lot of different shows, Wu Assassins also gives you a few flashbacks that will take you back to the past of the different characters, including Kai Jin and his friends and even the big bad Alec McCullough, whose story began 500 years before the events of the series.
However, despite the fact that there are flashbacks, the show delivers them well enough because this isn’t the same as The Witcher, which doesn’t tell you that the event happened in the past. Instead, it delivers the flashbacks in a way that will make you understand that this event happened in the past by giving you how many years ago it happened or by delivering it in the flow of a person telling his story, such as when McCullough was telling Uncle Six about what happened to him in the past.
That said, watching Wu Assassins is straightforward because you only need to start from the very first episode until the final one. Meanwhile, the standalone film Fistful of Vengeance happens immediately after the first season. That means that this isn’t a film that happened in the past or somewhere in between the events of season one. Fistful of Vengeance is a direct sequel to season 1 of Wu Assassins.
Now, with that said, let’s get to know a little more about both season 1 of Wu Assassins and Fistful of Vengeance.
Wu Assassins: Season 1
The first season of Wu Assassins explores the origins of the main character named Kai Jin while also tackling the stories of the different people that are involved with his story. These people include his childhood friends Jenny and Tommy Wah, best friend Lu Xin Lee, undercover cop CG Gavin, and adoptive stepfather Uncle Six.
Season one begins by introducing Kai Jin, a simple chef running a food truck in the Chinatown side of San Francisco. Kai lives in the middle of the Chinese Triad’s rule over San Francisco’s Chinatown, as his adoptive stepfather Uncle Six controls the crime group. However, even though Kai was contented with his life as a simple chef, he gets entangled with the Triad.
After that, a spirit named Ying Ying gives him the Monk Shard, an ancient relic that bestows the power of all of the Wu Assassins of the past to the new Wu Assassin. Even though Kai was reluctant in his new role, he began preparing himself for the task of defeating all of the Wu Warlords that possess supernatural powers. Of course, fate forced him to go up against Uncle Six, who was the Fire Wu Warlord.
Throughout the earlier part of the series, Kai juggled his life as a simple chef while training in a spiritual plane to prepare himself for the fight against the powerful Wu Warlords. And, considering that his friends were entangled with the Chinese Triad as well, they eventually got involved with Kai Jin’s fight, especially because Uncle Six was a common denominator in their lives.
While we were introduced to Uncle Six as the possible big bad enemy of the series, we eventually got to know more about another Wu Warlord, the older of the Wood Wu’s powers. Alec McCullough was a Scottish man that was already more than 500 years ago. As a hunter in Scotland 500 years before the story’s main events, he was given the powers of the Wu Assassin and was tasked to hunt the Water and Wood Wu Warlords of his time.
However, McCullough lost his wife and child in the process of fighting the Wu Warlords. This made him resent his life as the Wu Assassin, as he resorted to finding a way to bring them back. McCullough gave up the powers of the Wu Assassin and became the Wood Wu Warlord, as he was ultimately given an extended lifespan thanks to the healing powers of the Wood Wu Xing.
McCullough set his sights on the Chinese Triad in San Francisco and was now looking for a way to control time and push the clock back to 500 years ago so that he could once again be with his family.
Eventually, Kai Jin and his friends were able to defeat McCullough but lost a seemingly reformed and redeemed Uncle Six in the process. But as the group celebrated their victory over McCullough, Ying Ying appeared in the flesh and in the middle of a catastrophic event telling Kai Jin that the world still needed the Wu Assassin. The ending to the story sets us up for a possible continuation of the series.
Wu Assassins: Fistful of Vengeance
Even though the ending of season 1 was supposed to set us up for a second season, which should continue the story of Kai Jin and his friends, Netflix took its time to announce the fate of the Wu Assassins series. It was in 2021 when the announcement of a standalone movie for Wu Assassins came. This was two years after Wu Assassins premiered in 2019.
Set to release on February 17, 2022, the standalone film is entitled Fistful of Vengeance and is going to be a 90-minute movie that will continue the story of Wu Assassins. That means that the events of Fistful of Vengeance happen right after the conclusion of the first season of Wu Assassins.
The film, based on its trailer, shows us that Jenny Wah was mysteriously killed early on. Jenny’s death pushes Kai and his friends to investigate the murder, as the group is now looking to avenge the death of their friend.
Investigating the mysterious death of Jenny forces the group to go to Bangkok, Thailand. The story revolves around Kai’s conflict with the Queen of the Bangkok Underworld, as she seemingly has supernatural powers of her own as well.
Do You Need To Watch Wu Assassins & Fistful Of Vengeance In Order?
For those wondering whether or not watching Wu Assassins season 1 is needed to understand the story of Fistful of Vengeance, then you must know that the movie happens immediately after the first season. You will not understand the film unless you know the lore of the Wu Assassin and the history behind the different characters in the story. As such, you need to watch Wu Assassins and Fistful of Vengeance in chronological order.
Will There Be More Wu Assassins Seasons?
As of now, we can neither confirm nor deny that more Wu Assassins seasons will be coming. That’s because the decision is entirely on the shoulders of Netflix, as there is a chance that Fistful of Vengeance will be the conclusion of the story. But there is also a chance that Fistful of Vengeance will open up more opportunities for more standalone films or seasons in the Wu Assassins storyline. Everything depends on the success of the upcoming movie that will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on February 17, 2022.