The CW Picks Up ‘Kung Fu’ Reboot from ‘Blindspot’ Creative Team

The CW, with two straight-to-series orders already under its belt for the 2020-21 broadcast season, on Thursday added to its pilot roster.

Picked up to pilot are Kung Fu, a reboot of the cult 1970s series from the team behind NBC’s Blindspot, and The Republic of Sarah, a drama that will be redeveloped from last season when it narrowly missed a series order at CBS.

 

Kung Fu, which counts Greg Berlanti among its executive producers, will put a Chinese-American woman at its center. The project, which was put into development back in November at The CW after Fox previously took a stab at it in 2018, will be penned by Blindspot‘s Christina M. Kim, with that series’ showrunner, Martin Gero, also attached to exec produce the new take on the Ed Spielman drama that starred David Carradine.

 

Kung Fu 1972 - 1975 Opening and Closing Theme

Kim, Gero and Berlanti will say farewell to NBC’s Blindspot when the series wraps its run with its fifth and final season. (A return date has not been determined.)

 

 

Via THR 

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