Simu Liu to Lead Adventure Series for Prime Video
According to Deadline, Universal Television is currently in the process of developing a series adaptation of Ben Beszrich’s Seven Wonders novel for Prime Video. Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings star Simu Liu has signed on for the leading role in the upcoming project, with Fast & Furious director Justin Lin attached to direct.
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Seven Wonders will feature Liu playing the role of Dr. Nate Grady, described as a “brilliant botanist-adventurer who teams up with the slippery international fixer Sloane Seydoux on a breathless race to solve an ancient mystery tied to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.”
The action-adventure series will be written by Adam Cozad. It will be executive produced by Liu, Cozad, Lin, Salvador Gatdula, Andrew Schneider, Beau Flynn, and Scott Sheldon. It is a production by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Flynn Picture Company, and Universal Television.
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This marks Liu’s first major TV project after the surprise cancellation of the comedy Kim’s Convenience. He will next be seen in Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie movie, Mark Wahlberg’s Arthur the King, and the romance drama One True Loves.