The martial arts drama will return for Season 2.
May 3, 2021
The CW announced today that Kung Fu has been renewed for a second season. The good news comes four episodes into the martial arts drama's run, which as gotten off to a solid start since its April premiere.
Through its first month on the air, the series has been garnering healthy viewership and generally positive reviews. Its debut episode has been watched by over 3.5 million people, making it the network's most-watched Wednesday premiere since 'The 100' in 2014.
Adapted from the 1970s drama of the same name, Kung Fu follows a young Chinese-American woman named Nicky, who decides to drop out of college and embark on a life-altering journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns home to San Francisco, she finds that it has become overrun by crime and corruption, with her own parents at the mercy of a powerful triad. With help from her family and friends, Nicky uses her martial arts training and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice - all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her mentor and is now coming after her.
Look for Season 2 of Kung Fu as part of the 2021-2022 television season.
05/04/21 at 06:10pm
That Woke and Agents of Woke are unavoidable makes all no less ignominious.
05/04/21 at 06:07pm
I’ve seen both the new show and the old one from the 70s. Both lead characters were do-gooder type characters who helped people in need. No difference, except in gender and the decade.
05/04/21 at 03:45pm
Or don't watch the CW. I don't watch their superhero shows because they're poorly written (has nothing to do with being woke, they're just not good). Don't hate-watch. It helps things that you don't like not live in your head, and then you can watch shows you think are good. Otherwise you secretly like watching "woke shows."
05/04/21 at 01:22pm
Most new shows especially on channels like CW are “woke” thanks to the woke creators, writers, and channels. I watched the new woke Kung Fu and it’s woke. Some people are blind and some people are in denial and some talk about internal merits when they seem to have not seen what they preach about. There’s your internal merits.
05/04/21 at 09:48am
Not every show that doesn't feature a white male lead is "woke." The original show featured a white actor in yellow face who didn't know martial arts, instead of *Bruce Lee*--because the network thought the public couldn't handle a Chinese-American lead actor. So please give it a rest. If you can believe 5'7", 120 lbs Bruce Lee could dismantle a room full of guys, you can suspend disbelief that a small young woman could, too. Judge the show on its own internal merits and not on your own bias.
05/04/21 at 02:01am
yet more woke remakes dump it fast.
05/03/21 at 04:40pm
I haven't tried it yet but maybe I will since it will be returning
05/03/21 at 04:10pm
I had it on for a couple episodes so I know it’s woke teenage action for girls. A waif-like girl takes on jobs like in Burn Notice except that she’s personally motivated to dish out justice. Kung Phew Poo. Mostly just bad.
05/03/21 at 02:08pm
I tried the first couple.. while it was overall decent. It felt it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more a melodrama or soap opera than an action series (for current comparison Warrior in Cinemax.) And, really, I had trouble with women in ancient China being allowed to do all this. It's unrealistic in that sense. Almost as if it were written for men, then changed to women. Honestly, if they merely rewrote the late 70s Kung Fu series to feature a female lead it would have been way more believable.
05/03/21 at 12:27pm
Have to give The CW credit for keeping most of their dramas on the air for multiple seasons. They're probably the most reliable network for doing that these days.
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