Thursday, January 6, 2022

Casting News - Vanessa Yao, Annie Q and JB Tadena Land Recurring Roles on Season 2 of The CW's 'Kung Fu'

Casting News - January 6, 2022

The CW's Kung Fu.

  • Vanessa Yao, Annie Q and JB Tadena have landed recurring roles on the drama's upcoming second season. Yao has appeared in the Chinese films Soul Breaker and Blackfox Ridge. Q previously starred in the first season of HBO's The Leftovers. Tadena has guest starred on CBS' NCIS and HBO's Westworld.
  • Yao will play Mia, Nicky's (Olivia Liang) enigmatic cousin, the daughter of Nicky's deceased aunt Mei-Xue. Raised in extreme isolation with her mother, Mia ran away from home and has been living on her own for years. She will cross dramatically with Nicky in the premiere, but it's no warm and fuzzy family reunion: Mia is a natural powerhouse, armed with incredible strength and reflexes... and a deeply ingrained suspiciousness of other people. The daughter of a Guardian and a Warrior, her hybrid bloodline is a key piece of Russell Tan's (Kee Chan) villainous plan. Mia could be a valuable ally to Nicky in her fight... or a dangerous new adversary.
  • Q will play Juliette Tan, the clever and conniving daughter of powerful business mogul, Russell Tan. Cultured, precocious and already well-seasoned in the world of business, she offers Russell her steadfast support, eager to prove she's ready to succeed him at the helm of the Tan empire. But as her father's plans get darker and more supernatural, Juliette will have to decide just how far she's willing to go to seize the brass ring and ascend to her father's throne.
  • Tadena will play Sebastian, Harmony Dumplings' talented and charming new chef, who steps into the lurch as the restaurant's newfound success threatens to swallow up Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan). Charming, cocky and eager to show the Shens what he's got, Sebastian will immediately turn the newly single Ryan's (Jon Prasida) head... but, much to Ryan's frustration, it's unclear if the attraction is mutual. Is he just not that into Ryan? Or is he merely avoiding a potentially complicated hookup with his bosses' son? While they will-they-won't-they suspense kills Ryan - and fuels the teasing of his watchful siblings - Sebastian will find himself a bigger and bigger part of the Shens' lives, as his working relationship with Mei-Li blooms into an unexpected new friendship.