In the action-packed trailer for upcoming martial arts/fantasy series, Wu Assassins, two female characters – played by Vikings star Katheryn Winnick and Firefly icon Summer Glau – lock lips in a blink-or-miss-it moment.
Are we about to be introduced to another soon-to-be-iconic same-sex power couple? The martial arts genre is severely lacking in queer representation, so this would be a welcome breath of fresh motherfucking air.
The highly-anticipated series “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.”
Created by John Wirth and Tony Krantz, Wu Assassins also stars Iko Uwais, Byron Mann, Lewis Tan, Tommy Flanagan, Tzi Ma, Lawrence Kao, Celia Au, JuJu Chan and Mark Dacascos. It will premiere 8 August on Netflix.
Watch the trailer below.