Yasuke premiers April 29th!
I am so excited for “Yasuke,” a six episode Netflix original series, premiering on April 29, 2021. I have a series regular role, voice acting as Nikita, a mercenary who can shape-shift into a were bear. I had the pleasure to be in the studio with my rag-tag killing team – William Christopher Stephens, Dia Frampton and Darren Criss. Yasuke is created by LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters, The Boondocks) who also serves as executive producer and director, revered Japanese animation studio MAPPA (Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Jujutsu Kaisen), with director and animator Takeshi Koike (Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine) responsible for character designs, music by Grammy Award-nominated artist Flying Lotus and award-winning actor LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Judas and the Black Messiah) serving as executive producer and the voice of Yasuke.
The tale is set in a war-torn feudal Japan filled with mechs and magic, the greatest ronin never known, Yasuke, struggles to maintain a peaceful existence after a past life of violence. But when a local village becomes the center of social upheaval between warring daimyo, Yasuke must take up his sword and transport a mysterious child who is the target of dark forces and bloodthirsty warlords.
Watch the teaser: