Tzi Ma, Li Jun Li, Celia Au, Taimak and More Celebrate “Wu Assassins” Trailer Sneak Peek

Tzi Ma and pals. Photo by Lia Chang

The Asian American arts community turned out for Wu Assassins stars Tzi Ma, Li Jun Li and Celia Au who were celebrating the release of the trailer for their new Netflix action series at The Concept, located in the cellar of Hotel 50 Bowery in New York’s Chinatown on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Tzi Ma, Li Jun Li and Celia Au. Photo by Lia Chang

Assassins’ themed Papo J’s vodka cocktails and miniature cupcakes, created by Roger Yeh of YehCakes Custom Cakes, were served.

Peilin Kuo, Joey Orlando, Shuhei Kinoshita, Adam Lim, Geoff Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Custom made Assassins and Netflix themed cupcakes by Roger Yeh of YehCakes. Photo by Lia Chang

Created by John Wirth and Tony Krantz​​​​​​​, Wu Assassins follows 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.

Celia Au and Tzi Ma. Photo by Lia Chang

Wu Assassins stars Iko Uwais (The Raid, Mile 22, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Kai Jin, Byron Mann as Uncle Six (The Expanse, Arrow, Altered Carbon, Hell on Wheels), Li Jun Li (Quantico, The Exorcist) as Jenny Wah, Celia Au (Lodge 49, Revenge of the Green Dragon) as Ying Ying, Lewis Tan (Into the Badlands, Deadpool 2, Iron Fist) as Lu Xin Lee, Lawrence Kao (The Walking Dead, The Originals, Sleepy Hollow) as Tommy Wah, Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy) as Alec McCullough, Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) as Christine Gavin, Tzi Ma (The Farewell, Arrival, Meditation Park, Milan, The Man in the High Castle, Hell on Wheels, Veep) as Mr. Young, JuJu Chan as Zan, Summer Glau as Miss Jones, Robin McLeavy as Maggie McCullough, and Travis Caldwell as Gideon.

Li Jun Li, Producers Chad Oaks and Mike Frislev, Celia Au and Tzi Ma. Photo by Lia Chang

Wirth serves as executive producer alongside Stephen Fung, Michael Frislev, Chad Oakes and Tony Krantz. Uwais co-executive produces with Cameron Litvack, David Simkins, Jonathan Lloyd Walker and Katheryn Winnick. Directors of the series include Krantz, Stephen Fung, Roel Reiné, Toa Fraser, Katheryn Winnick and Michael Nankin. The series is written by Wirth, Cameron Litvack, David Simkins, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Yalun Tu and Jessica Chou.

“Wu Assassins” launches globally on Netflix August 8, 2019.

Tzi Ma, THE LAST DRAGON’s Lia Chang, Taimak. Photo by Garth Kravits

The club was packed to the rafters. It was a nice surprise to reconnect with my The Last Dragon castmate Taimak.

Tzi Ma. Photo by Lia Chang

Tzi Ma can currently be seen in movie theaters in Lulu Wang’s summer hit The Farewell and in trailers for Mulan. He is in New York shooting Tigertail, Alan Yang’s multi- generational family drama for Netflix.

Tzi Ma. Photo by Lia Chang
Celia Au. Photo by Lia Chang
Lia Chang, Liesl Hara and Eric Elizaga. Photo by Garth Kravits
Geoff Lee and Henry Chang. Photo by Lia Chang
Shing Ka, Lia Chang, Patrick Chen, Taimak and a guest. Photo by Lia Chang
Melissa Slaughter, Tzi Ma and Alex Chester. Photo by Lia Chang
Asian Cinevision Executive Director John Woo and Asian American International Film Festival Director Kayla Wong. Photo by Lia Chang
My Bev’s Girl Films producing partner Garth Kravits and Tzi Ma. Photo by Lia Chang
THE LAST DRAGON’s Lia Chang and Taimak. Photo by Garth Kravits
Tzi Ma. Photo by Lia Chang
Roger Yeh, Yan Xi and Grant Chang. Photo by Lia Chang
Tzi Ma, Alex Chester, Producers Chad Oaks and Mike Frislev. Photo by Lia Chang
Patrick Chen, Melissa Ng,  press officer of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Judy Lei and Henry Chang. Photo by Lia Chang
Grant Chang and Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Tzi Ma and Taimak. Photo by Lia Chang
The Concept. Photo by Lia Chang
Producer Chad Oaks and Li Jun Li. Photo by Lia Chang
Geoff Lee and Henry Chang. Photo by Lia Chang
Lia Chang and Telly Wong. Photo by Garth Kravits

Tzi Ma and pals. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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