About the Show

 

KUNG FU”

Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on The CW

 

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 stars Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, Kheng Hua Tan as Mei-Li Shen, Shannon Dang as Althea Shen, Eddie Liu as Henry Yan, Gavin Stenhouse as Evan Hartley, Vanessa Kai as Pei-Ling Zhang, Tony Chung as Dennis Soong and Tzi Ma as Jin Shen.

 

Christina M. Kim wrote the pilot episode and serves as executive producer/co-showrunner of the series with Robert Berens. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Martin Gero and David Madden also serve as executive producers. Hanelle Culpepper is directing and co-executive producing the pilot episode. KUNG FU is produced by Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television and is inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CREDITS FOR “KUNG FU” ON THE CW

 

Day and time:

Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Network debut:

April 7, 2021

 

Short Synopsis:

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast:

her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption. Nicky

will rely on her family and friends, as well as her martial arts

skills and Shaolin values, to protect her community and

bring the criminals to justice…all while searching for the

ruthless assassin who killed her mentor.

 

Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen

 

Kheng Hua Tan as Mei-Li Shen

 

Shannon Dang as Althea Shen

 

Jon Prasida as Ryan Shen

 

Eddie Liu as Henry Yan

 

Gavin Stenhouse as Evan Hartley

 

Vanessa Kai as Pei-Ling Zhang

 

Tony Chung as Dennis Soong

 

and Tzi Ma as Jin Shen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Producers:

Christina M. Kim, Robert Berens, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Martin Gero and David Madden

Produced by:

 

 

Format:

 

KUNG FU is produced by Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television.

 

Drama / 60 mins

Origination:

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

 

Media contacts:

Judy Yam 818/977-1021

Judy.Yam@cwtv.com

 



November 2020

Press Contact:

Judy Yam
818-977-1021
Judy.Yam@cwtv.com

 

Photo Contact:

Caitlin Ocegueda
818-977-6722
Caitlin.Ocegueda@cwtv.com