Kung Fu”

Wednesdays (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW

 

After an earthquake hit Chinatown in the season two finale, season three opens with Nicky (Olivia Liang), her family, and her community attempting to rebuild in more ways than one.  Nicky, still reeling from her abrupt breakup with her boyfriend Henry (Eddie Liu), and the shocking death of her nemesis-turned-ally Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman), puts on a brave face as she juggles a new job teaching kung fu while fighting a growing crimewave in San Francisco. Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) struggles to keep Harmony Dumplings afloat, while rebuilding the restaurant; and Jin (Tzi Ma) helps the rest of the community get back on its feet. Althea (Shannon Dang) has lost her company and finds herself jobless, living in the cramped Shen house, while Dennis (Tony Chung) works a variety of service gigs to help make ends meet. Ryan (Jon Prasida) adjusts to cohabitating with boyfriend Sebastian (JB Tadena), while working fulltime as an ER resident; and Evan (Gavin Stenhouse) embarks on a new legal venture.  But just as Nicky and the Shens are finding their footing, Nicky is thrown on her heels by the introduction of a mysterious vigilante, Bo (guest star Ben Levin) — and the shattering return of a woman who appears to be her deceased shifu, Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai).  Pei-Ling’s shocking return will engulf Nicky in an epic and dangerous story, filled with mystery and magic… a story that will have momentous consequences for Nicky and the whole Shen family.  

 

KUNG FU stars Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, Kheng Hua Tan as Mei-Li Shen, Shannon Dang as Althea Shen, Jon Prasida as Ryan, Eddie Liu as Henry Yan, Gavin Stenhouse as Evan Hartley, Vanessa Kai as Pei-Ling Zhang, Yvonne Chapman as Zhilan Zhang, Tony Chung as Dennis Soong, JB Tadena as Sebastian and Tzi Ma as Jin Shen.

 

Christina M. Kim and Robert Berens serve as executive producers / showrunners of the series. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Martin Gero also serve as executive producers. KUNG FU is produced by Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television and is inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman.

 

 

 

CREDITS FOR “KUNG FU” ON THE CW

 

Day and time:

Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT

Network debut:

April 7, 2021

Short Synopsis:

 

A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption. Nicky will rely on her family and friends, as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values, to protect her community and bring the criminals to justice.

Cast:

Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen

 

Kheng Hua Tan as Mei-Li Shen

 

Shannon Dang as Althea Shen

 

Jon Prasida as Ryan Shen

 

Eddie Liu as Henry Yan

 

Gavin Stenhouse as Evan Hartley

 

Vanessa Kai as Pei-Ling Zhang

 

Yvonne Chapman as Zhilan Zhang

 

Tony Chung as Dennis Soong

 

JB Tadena as Sebastian

 

and Tzi Ma as Jin Shen

Executive Producers:

Christina M. Kim, Robert Berens, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Martin Gero

Produced by:

 

Format:

 

Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

Drama 60 min

(Filmed in HD)

Origination:

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Media contacts:

Judy Yam, 818/977-1021

Judy.Yam@cwtv.com

 

Lynn Esparo, 818/977-2284

Lynn.Esparo@cwtv.com

 

 



August 2022



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NICKY TRAVELS TO THAILAND — After learning that Henry (Eddie Liu) is a person of interest in a heist gone wrong, Nicky (Olivia Liang) travels to Thailand to help him — a move that forces them to confront their unresolved issues.  When Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) needs help reorganizing at Harmony Dumplings, Jin (Tzi Ma) and Althea (Shannon Dang) team up to help.  Elsewhere, Ryan (Jon Prasida) gets some relationship advice from an unlikely source.  Gavin Stenhouse, Vanessa Kai, Yvonne Chapman and JB Tadena also star.  Joe Menendez directed the episode written by Ryan Johnson & Peter Lalayanis (#303).  Original airdate 10/19/2022.  Every episode of KUNG FU will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.

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