The Classic 1970s Series KUNG FU is Getting a Female Lead Sequel By Greg Berlanti
Fox is teaming up with Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti to develop a sequel to the classic 1970s series Kung Fu. The original show starred David Carradine, and this new series will focus on a female lead. I personally don't care who plays the lead as long as they can kick ass and the story is solid. With Berlanti developing the series there's a good chance it will turn out solid.
The original show was created by Ed Spielman. It was set in the 1880s and followed the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine (Carradine), "a Shaolin monk who travels the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training – including a ton of aphorisms – and his skill in martial arts in search of his half-brother." Thanks to Deadline, we have a description of the new series, which gives us an idea of where the story will go:
The new Kung Fu follows the adventures of Lucy Chang, a Buddhist monk and kung fu master who travels through 1950s America armed only with her spiritual training and her martial arts skills as she searches for the man who stole her child years before. When she teams with JT Cullen, a charming Korean War vet with his own secrets, the two form an unlikely alliance that allows Lucy to continue her search while also coming to the aid of people in need. (It is unclear whether Carradine’s character and Lucy Chang are related.)
I love that the series is a period piece that's set in the 50s! That's such a fun setting that will be fun for the creative team to play in and it will add some great story and character elements.
The series is being written by Arrow executive producer and writer Wendy Mericie. I'm actually kind of looking forward to seeing how this series comes together. What do you think, are you up for seeing this sequel series to Kung Fu?