Olivia Liang shines with her grace and talent in the lead role in the upcoming CW show Kung-Fu, based on the classic series, which was created by Ed Spielman and used to run from 1972 to 1975.
The TV series will also star the likes of Tzi Ma, Kheng Hua Tan, Jon Prasida, Shannon Dang, Eddie Liu, Gavin Stenhouse and Gwendoline Yeo.
Almost 45 years after Kung-Fu ended its run, the trailer for the upcoming TV show is finally available and starts off as classic Wuxia film: ambient music, Chinese training center in the mountains and the wise mentor giving advice to the young blood.
The plot of the series starts with Nicky Chen, a young Chinese-American woman who drops out of college and goes on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery place in China. After coming back to her hometown, she faces crime and decides to use her martial art skills and spiritual lessons to protect her community. She fights the criminals while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.
Christina M. Kim wrote the pilot episode and executive produced the series alongside with Robert Berens, Martin Gero, Davis Madden, Sarah Schechter and Greg Berlanti.
The upcoming Kung-Fu series is directed by Hanelle Culpepper and produced by Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House together with Warner Bros. Television.
Unlike its 1970’s predecessor, the upcoming show is set in the present and stars a female lead role, while in the previous version, American actor David Carradine was leading the project.
The first trailer has arrived on The CW Network’s YouTube channel. The Kung-Fu premieres on April 7 and you can stream it free next day on The CW.
Watch the trailer now and tune on the CW to watch the first episode of Kung-Fu next month.