Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Casting News - Vanessa Kai Joins The CW's Upcoming Drama 'Kung Fu' as Series Regular

Casting News - September 16, 2020

The CW's Kung Fu.

  • Vanessa Kai has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming drama starring Olivia Liang. Her guest credits include NBC's New Amsterdam, CBS' Madam Secretary, NBC's The Blacklist and Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.
  • She will play Pei-Ling Zhang, a skilled fighter, spiritual guide and mentor to Nicky Shen (Liang), one of dozens of monks that lived and trained in an all-female Shaolin temple buried deep in the mountains of Yuanyang province. After her tragic death at the hands of a mysterious assassin, Pei-Ling lives on in Nicky's memory, evoking the lessons and skills her mentor taught her at the monastery. But as Nicky hunts down Pei-Ling's murderer, she will discover her beloved Sifu had her own dark secrets - and will learn that Pei-Ling's past might hold the key to Nicky's future.