“Kung Fu” has been renewed for Season 2 and “Stargirl” has been renewed for Season 3 at The CW.
“We are past proud to proceed to share the tales of Nicky Shen and Courtney Whitmore, two sturdy, highly effective younger girls at the middle of this new era of hit reveals for The CW in ‘Kung Fu’ and ‘DC’s Stargirl,'” stated Mark Pedowitz, chairman and CEO of The CW Network. “While every boasts outstanding expertise on each side of the digicam, ‘Kung Fu’ and ‘DC’S Stargirl’ haven’t solely handled followers to some visually beautiful motion and high-flying heroics, however in addition they each strike very highly effective emotional chords as they delve into the household dynamics and private relationships at their core, and we’re so excited to see what occurs subsequent.”
The renewal announcement for “Kung Fu” comes slightly below a month after the collection premiered. It has loved sturdy rankings on the community since then, making the renewal all however a certainty. It was additionally the one scripted CW collection this season nonetheless ready on phrase of a renewal going into upfronts.
In the reboot of the Nineteen Seventies collection, a quarter-life disaster causes a younger Chinese American girl, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of school and go on a life-changing journey to an remoted monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her personal dad and mom Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a robust Triad. Nicky will depend on her tech-savvy sister Althea (Shannon Dang) and Althea’s fiancé Dennis (Tony Chung), pre-med brother Ryan (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend Evan (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love curiosity Henry (Eddie Liu) in addition to her martial arts expertise and Shaolin values to guard her group and produce criminals to justice, all whereas looking for the ruthless murderer who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) and is now concentrating on her.
Christina M. Kim wrote the pilot episode and serves as govt producer and co-showrunner with Robert Berens. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Martin Gero and David Madden additionally function govt producers. Hanelle Culpepper directed and co-executive produced the pilot episode. The collection is produced by Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in affiliation with Warner Bros. Television and is impressed by the unique collection created by Ed Spielman.
“Stargirl” follows highschool sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) and her stepfather Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) as she leads an unlikely group of younger heroes to tackle the legacy of DC’s very first superhero group, the Justice Society of America.The collection focuses on the character that began creator Geoff Johns’ profession as a comic book ebook author when he created her in 1999, impressed by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 airplane crash. The collection additionally stars Amy Smart, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, and Nick Tarabay.
Johns is the showrunner and govt produces with Berlanti and Schechter. The collection is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in affiliation with Warner Bros. Television.