KUNG FU Grabs Biggest CW Audience In Years
Kung Fu has gone a big way to shed its awkward reboot baggage with a phenomenal premiere on the CW.
The reboot premiered last night to 1.4 million viewers and 0.2 in the demo. Kung Fu is loosely based on the series 1970s series of the same name which starred David Carradine. Those viewing figures make it the highest viewed Wednesday night for the CW in 7 years.
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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 and her own parents (Tzi Ma and Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad.
Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister (Shannon Dang), pre-med brother (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love interest (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice … all while searching for the ruthless assassin (Gwendoline Yeo) who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her.
The second episode seems to be continuing the trend.
The show is currently being lauded for its portrayal of Asian American culture and casting. The show airs on the CW and TNT in the US.