Jessica Henwick & Kai Yu Wu’s Nancy Wu Done It acquired by Amazon
Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist) is ready to dive back into the world of television in a different capacity as her and Kai Yu Wu (Hannibal)’s comedy series Nancy Wu Done It has been acquired by Amazon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series, which is still in development and will be co-written by Wu and Henwick, is being described as “Pleasantville meets Nancy Drew” and will center on a frustrated Asian-American YA novelist who finds herself transported into one of her books and has to work with her titular character, who she’s come to despise, to solve an unfinished mystery.
Henwick found her rise to stardom initially with a recurring role on HBO’s Game of Thrones before landing the key role of Colleen Wing in Netflix’s Marvel universe on Iron Fist, followed by appearances in The Defenders and Luke Cage. After a cameo appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the 27-year-old actress began landing bigger roles on the big screen the past year with the aquatic horror-thriller Underwater, which hit theaters in January, as well as the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong, Monster Problems and The Matrix 4.