Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The CW Gives Series Orders to Dramas 'Kung Fu' and 'Republic of Sarah'

The CW has today given series orders to two original drama series - Kung Fu and Republic of Sarah. They join Superman & Lois and Walker as the new series on the broadcast network's schedule for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

Inspired by the ABC drama that aired from 1972-75, Kung Fu revolves around a young Chinese-American woman who drops out of college and goes 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 drama stars Olivia Liang, Kheng Hua Tan, Shannon Dang, Jon Prasida, Eddie Liu, Gavin Stenhouse, Gwendoline Yeo and Tzi Ma.

Christina M. Kim created the drama. She will executive produce with Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, Sarah Schechter and director Hanelle Culpepper. Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions and House Production Company produce.

In Republic of Sarah, when faced with the destruction of her town at the hands of a greedy mining company, rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper utilizes an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence. Now, Sarah must lead a young group of misfits as they attempt to start their own country from scratch.

The drama stars Stella Baker, Luke Mitchell, Nia Holloway, Izabella Alvarez, Hope Lauren, Ian Duff, Forrest Goodluck, Landry Bender and Megan Follows.

Jeffrey Paul King created the drama. He will executive produce with Marc Webb, Mark Martin, Jeff Grosvenor, Leo Pearlman and director Kat Candler. CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73 will produce.