CW is bringing a female led Kung Fu reboot series to the small screen. The series is based on the the Kung Fu series from the 70s starring David Carradine and created by Ed Spielman.

This incarnation of the series is written by Christina M. Kim (Blindspot, Lost). In CW’s Kung Fu, a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.

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While the lead actor for Kung Fu has not been cast yet, Deadline reports that Tzi Ma and Kheng Hua Tan have been cast as series regulars. Ma will play the young Chinese-American woman’s father, Jin Chen and Kheng will play the mother, Mei-Li. They are “husband-and-wife restaurateurs whose secrets threaten to destroy their lives just as they deal with the return of their estranged daughter.”

Kim will serve as executive producer along Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.

Stay tuned to Geek Girl Authority for more news on the CW’s Kung Fu series!

 

 

Audrey Kearns