The CW has set development Kung Fu, a reimagining of the 1970s David Carradine-starring martial arts western series – this time with a young woman as the lead.
In the new series, 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.
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.
Christina M. Kim and Martin Gero (“Blindspot”) along with CW stalwarts Greg Berlanti & Sarah Schechter will executive produce.
This version isn’t to be confused with two other previous incarnations of the project from different writers, both featuring a female lead, which were in development at FOX over the last two seasons. Berlanti and Warner Bros. TV were also behind those but neither went to pilot.
Source: The Wrap