UPDATE: The CW has found its leading lady in Olivia Liang (TV’s Legacies). Liang will be joined by Tzi Ma (Netflix’s Wu Assassins), Kheng Hua Tan (Marco Polo), Jon Prasida (Australia’s Tomorrow, When the War Began), Shannon Dang (The L Word: Generation Q) and Eddie Liu (The Waiting Room) to round out the cast.
The CW is currently developing a reboot of the late David Carradine-starring 1970s classic Kung Fu.
The new version will feature a female lead and will be brought together by writer-executive producer Christina M. Kim, creator-executive producer Martin Gero, executive producers Greg Berlanti & Sarah Schechte (TV’s Blindspot).
Inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman, the reboot follows “a young Chinese-American woman who drop out of college due to a quarter-life crisis, and goes 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.”