The CW’s Kung-Fu reboot pilot adds to its cast.
Deadline is first to report that Jon Prasida (Hiding), Shannon Dang (The L Word) and Eddie Liu (Silicon Valley) have been cast as series regulars in the forthcoming pilot.
The new series, inspired by the original but with a female lead, hails from Christina M. Kim, Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Warner Bros. TV.
In the new Kung Fu, “a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to find her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice… all while searching for the assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.”
The original 1970s Kung-Fu was created by Ed Spielman and starred David Carradine.