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REOPENING: New KUNG FU Series With Olivia Liang Plans To Start Filming This Fall in Vancouver

Reopening Hollywood North

Updated: With New Filming Dates.

The new Kung Fu series with Olivia Liang  —  a reimagining of the 1970s show with David Carradine — plans to start filming its first season this Fall in Vancouver.

Target filming dates: October 13th to April 20th, 2021 (via DGC-BC Production List.

The CW ordered the project to series in May.

Related: The CW Orders Reimagined Kung Fu with Olivia Liang to Series.

The pilot filmed in Vancouver for four+ days in March before a film industry shutdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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. 

Cast: Olivia Liang, Kheng Hua Tan, Shannon Dang, Jon Prasida, Eddie Liu, Gavin Stenhouse, Gwendoline Yeo and Tzi Ma

Related: Olivia Liang Cast as Female Lead in a Reimagined Kung Fu Pilot for The CW.

Related: The CW’s Kung Fu Reboot Pilot With Female Lead Expected To Film in Vancouver This March.

Writer/producer: Christina M. Kim.

Producers: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Martin Gero.


Nicky’s parents Jin Shen (Tzi Ma), and mother Mei-Li  (Kheng Hua Tan)— a husband-and-wife restaurateurs whose secrets threaten to destroy their lives just as they deal with the return of their estranged daughter.

Nicky’s brother Ryan Shen, (Jon Prasida) a quick-witted medical student who has to deal with the sudden return of his estranged older sister.

Nicky’s older sister Althea Shen (Shannon Dang), who’s newly engaged and on her way to planning her dream Chinese wedding.

Henry Chu (Eddie Liu), a martial arts instructor and Chinese art history buff who has instant chemistry with Nicky.



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