After seemingly endless teases, the Kung Fu reboot from the CW is finally set to premiere in April.
The CW has released a Kung Fu trailer that finally give us a good idea of what to expect from the series. Loosley based on the 1970s series of the same name, Nicky Shen will return home after extensive training at a monastery in China. Once she’s home she sees all of the crime around her and decides to do something about it.
The series has been in the works since late 2019, so it’s nice to finally see some actual footage from it. It looks promising and we can’t wait to check it out.
A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister Althea (Shannon Dang) and Althea’s fiancé Dennis (Tony Chung), pre-med brother Ryan (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend Evan (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love interest Henry (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) and is now targeting her.
Kung Fu will premiere April 7, and will be available the following day on the CW app for free.