CW has been releasing a lot of news on their new shows that will be entering our homes in the future. One show that is getting a remake is the classic action show, Kung Fu.
The show premiered in 1975 and starred David Carradine as the main character, Kwai Chang Caine, who focused on helping others in need and continuing his martial arts training. The show introduced many characters along the way. Some of the characters were played by Carradine’s family such as his father and his brothers. The series had quite the number of famous guest stars as well, from Pat Morita to Jodie Foster and Harrison Ford.
Kung Fu Reborn
In the reboot, Chang Caine will be played by an Asian-American female. The story will focus around Caine dropping out of college and deciding to move into a Chinese monastery. She will return home and find that her town is being run rampid with crime and a mysterious assassin on the loose.
The role of the new Caine is set to be played by Olivia Liang, who starred on CW’s Legacies. Kung and the new show is going to be produced by Greg Berlanti who has produced multiple CW shows including Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and more. The script for the pilot was written by Christine Kim and she will also be an executive producer as well.
The pilot for Kung Fu was set to begin production immediately, but of course due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has been delayed. However the show will have a first season order when the time comes such as Superman & Lois.
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