Kung Fu is alive and kicking. The CW is rebooting the 1970s TV show, THR reports:
The drama from prolific producer Greg Berlanti and Blindspot executive producer Christina M. Kim will put an Asian-American woman at the center of the show. The Warner Bros. TV project was in development at Fox last year with a different writer, Albert Kim. The original series, created by Ed Spielman, starred David Carradine as the orphaned son of an American man and a Chinese woman who trains at a Shaolin monastery and ends up wandering the 19th century American West.
The premise of the reboot remains intact after switching networks. It centers on a young Chinese-American woman who drops out of college following a quarter-life crisis and goes 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 virtues to protect the community and bring criminals to justice — all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.