The reboot has been in the works for some time, with Wendy Mericle originally attached to write before Albert Kim came onboard in 2018. In the new version, 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. Updates include: ABC opts not to move forward with season two of "Stumptown"; Ophelia Lovibond to lead HBO Max's "Minx" pilot; and Vanessa Kai joins the cast of The CW's "Kung Fu." The remake comes to us from the creative team behind Blindspot (Christina M. Kim, Martin Gero) and Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. In the new version, a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Chen (Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. Finally, in January 2020, Kung Fu was ordered for a pilot by The CW. CBS Television Studios will produce. In November 2019, it was announced that the reboot had moved to The CW – which is home to the majority of the Arrowverse shows, all of which are produced by Berlanti – and would be written by Christina M. Kim and Martin Gero. The series ran for three seasons on ABC. The CW is doing it again this year with pilot orders to Kung Fu, a reimagining with a female lead of the 1970s David Carradine-starring TV series, from Greg Berlanti, and small-town drama with a female lead The Republic of Sarah, from Marc Webb. EXCLUSIVE: The CW pilot Kung Fu has found its star in Legacies‘ Olivia Liang.She will headline the reimagining with a female lead of the 1970s David Carradine-starring TV series, which comes from Christina M. Kim, Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV, where Kim, Gero and Berlanti Prods. EXCLUSIVE : The CW pilot Kun g Fu has found its star in Legacies ‘ Olivia Liang. Jeffrey Paul King remains attached as writer and executive producer, as do executive producers Marc Web via Black  Lamb and Jeff Grosvenor and Leo Pearlman of Fulwell 73. Christina M. Kim and Martin Gero (Blindspot) are the showrunners. Picked up to pilot are Kung Fu, a reboot of the cult 1970s series from the team behind NBC’s Blindspot, and The Republic of Sarah, a drama that will be redeveloped from last season when it narrowly missed a series order at CBS. Responding to the apparently intolerable gap in the nigh-impenetrable shield of Greg Berlanti-produced content that forms the bulk of its television schedule, The CW announced tonight that it’s giving a pilot order for the long-developing Kung Fu reboot from the former Arrow megaproducer. Olivia Liang has been cast in the lead role of The CW’s “Kung Fu” reboot pilot, Variety has confirmed. Martin Gero will executive produce via Quinn’s House along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions. Olivia Liang has been cast in the lead role of The CW’s “Kung Fu” reboot pilot, Variety has confirmed. The CW has cast Olivia Liang as the female lead in the pilot of its upcoming “Kung Fu” reboot. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Christina M. Kim will write and executive produce. The pilot, originally in production at Fox before making the jump to … The CW Picks Up Kung Fu Starring Legacies' Olivia Liang Tell Me a Story Canceled at CBS All Access, But Now You Can Watch it on The CW The 100 … In November 2019, it was announced that the reboot had moved to The CW, which is home to the majority of the Arrowverse shows, all of which are produced by Berlanti and written by Christina M. Kim and Martin Geroand sees a quarter-life crisis causing a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. “Kung Fu” is a reboot of the original series created by Ed Spielman. IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. EXCLUSIVE: The CW pilot Kung Fu has found its star in Legacies' Olivia Liang. “Kung Fu” is a reboot of the original series created by Ed Spielman. These two pilots mark the first formal pilot orders for The CW of the 2020-2021 season. 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. Olivia Liang has been cast in the lead role of The CW’s “Kung Fu” reboot pilot, Variety has confirmed. Christina M. Kim will write and executive produce. Now that we've shifted into pilot season, the network is adding to its programming pilot line-up with Blindspot's Christina M. Kim and Martin Gero reimagining of '70s cult actioner Kung Fu. Liang, known for playing Alyssa Chang on “Legacies” and … She will headline the reimagining with a female lead of the 1970s David Carradine-starring TV … David Jung Olivia Liang has been cast in the lead role of The CW ’s “ Kung Fu ” reboot pilot, Variety has confirmed. “Kung Fu” is a reboot of the original series created by Ed Spielman. In the remade Kung Fu, a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Chen (Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. Courtesy of The CW The CW has ordered pilots for the dramas “Kung Fu” and “The Republic of Sarah.” Both projects were previously set up at different networks prior to coming to CW. The CW has ordered pilots for the dramas “Kung Fu” and “The Republic of Sarah.” Both projects were previously set up at different networks prior to coming to CW. In the new version, a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Chen (Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. In the original, producers yellow-faced David Carradine in a role meant for martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Olivia Liang has been cast in the lead role of The CW ’s “ Kung Fu ” reboot pilot, Variety has confirmed. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, Nicky 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. She will headline the reimagining with a female lead of the 1970s David Carradine-starring TV series, which comes from Christina M. Kim, Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV, where Kim, Gero and are under deals. Kung Fu Reboot, The Republic of Sarah Score Series Orders at The CW Paul Dailly at May 12, 2020 4:59 pm . The series had previously been developed for Fox and CBS, but has now found a home at The CW, according to Deadline. are under deals. Warner Bros. Television will produce. Liang currently appears as Alyssa Chang on the CW series Legacies, a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. The original “Kung Fu” starred David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who traveled the Old West in search of his brother. In the Kung Fu reboot series, a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to … In May, Kung Fu received a … The network previously ordered backdoor pilots for both an “Arrow” spinoff about the Canaries and a prequel to “The 100.” The CW also gave series orders to a “Walker, Texas Ranger” reboot starring Jared Padalecki and to “Superman & Lois” starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. 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Picked up to pilot are Kung Fu, a reboot of the cult 1970s series from the team behind NBC's Blindspot, and The Republic of Sarah, a drama that will … Mark Martin of Black Lamb will also executive produce. Her other credits include “Lost,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “Ghost Whisperer.”. Gavin Stenhouse, Gwendoline Yeo Shutterstock; Courtesy of Brian Bobila EXCLUSIVE: Gavin Stenhouse (Black Mirror) and Gwendoline Yeo (American Crime) are set as series regulars in the CW … The CW’s other pilots this year include the dramas “The Republic of Sarah” and “Maverick,” while the network has already given out series orders to a reboot of “Walker, Texas Ranger” starring Jared Padalecki and “Superman & Lois.”. 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The series received a pilot order by the network. RELATED: The 100 Prequel Pilot Ordered at The CW. She will headline the reimagining with a female lead of the 1970s David Carradine-starring TV series, which comes from Christina M. Kim, Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV, where Kim, Gero and Berlanti Prods. Now Sarah must lead a young group of misfits as they attempt to start their own country from scratch. The CW, with two straight-to-series orders already under its belt for the 2020-21 broadcast season, on Thursday added to its pilot roster. The CW has given the thumbs up to a pilot of the female-led remake of the classic 1970s martial arts series, Kung Fu. “Kung Fu” was previously set up at Fox with a put pilot order. Penned by Blindspot EP and former Lost scribe Christina M. Kim, Kung Fu tells the story of how 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. “Kung Fu” is a reboot of the original series created by Ed Spielman. Kim, Gero, and Berlanti Productions are all currently under overall deals at WBTV. EXCLUSIVE: The CW pilot Kung Fu has found its star in Legacies‘ Olivia Liang. A previous iteration of the show was set up at CBS last year with a pilot order but was ultimately passed over. Warner Bros. Television will produce. “Kung Fu” is a reboot of the original series created by Ed Spielman. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. In September 2017, it was reported that Greg Berlanti and Wendy Mericle were developing a female-led reboot of the series for Fox. The project was previously set up at Fox with a put pilot order. Kung Fu joins multiple other pilots in getting straight to series orders for the network, along with Republic of Sarah, Superman & Lois, and Walker. The CW product found its star in Olivia Liang of Legacies. It was announced on May 12, 2020, that The CW had given Kung Fu a series order; a poster featuring Liang an… Inspired by the original Kung Fu series starring David Carradine and created by Ed Spielman, it also counts Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter as … © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. In “The Republic of Sarah,” rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper utilizes an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence from the U.S. when faced with the destruction of her town at the hands of a greedy mining company. Kim, Gero, and Berlanti Productions are all currently under overall deals at WBTV. Liang is no stranger to The CW, having recently appeared on the network’s show “Legacies.” She has also appeared on show’s like Hulu’s “Into the Dark,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Netflix’s “One Day at a Time.” Should “Kung Fu” get picked up to series, it would mark the first TV lead role of her career. “ Kung Fu ” is a reboot of the original series created by Ed Spielman. In September 2017, it was reported that Greg Berlanti and Wendy Mericle were developing a female-led reboot of the series for Fox. Martin Gero will executive produce via Quinn’s House along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions. But … Christina M. Kim has been a writer and producer on the NBC drama “Blindspot,” which was created by Gero and produced by Berlanti Productions, since the show’s first season. Fulwell is currently under a deal at the studio. 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