The CW Orders ‘Kung Fu’ Reboot, ‘Republic of Sarah’ for 2020-2021 – Variety


The CW has made two addition collection choose ups for the 2020-2021 season. Each a reboot of “Kung Fu” and “The Republic of Sarah” will air on the broadcaster subsequent season.

The two exhibits be part of the beforehand introduced straight-to-series orders for “Superman & Lois” starring Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch in addition to “Walker,” a reboot of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” starring Jared Padalecki.

In “Kung Fu,” 1 / 4-life disaster causes a younger Chinese language-American lady (Olivia Liang) to drop out of faculty and go on a life-changing journey to an remoted monastery in China. However when she returns to seek out her hometown overrun with crime and corruption, she makes use of her martial arts abilities and Shaolin values to guard her group and produce criminals to justice…all whereas looking out for the murderer who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now focusing on her.

Along with Liang, the collection stars Kheng Hua Tan, Shannon Dang, Jon Prasida, Eddie Liu, Gavin Stenhouse, Gwendoline Yeo, and Tzi Ma. It’s impressed by the unique collection created by Ed Spielman.

“Kung Fu” was beforehand arrange at Fox with a put pilot order. Christina M. Kim will write and govt produce. Martin Gero will govt produce by way of Quinn’s Home together with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden of Berlanti Productions. Hanelle Culpepper was to direct the pilot and can co-executive produce. Warner Bros. Tv will produce. Kim, Gero, and Berlanti Productions are all at the moment beneath total offers at WBTV.

In “The Republic of Sarah,” confronted with the destruction of her city by the hands of a grasping mining firm, rebellious highschool instructor Sarah Cooper (Stella Baker) makes use of an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence. Now Sarah should lead a younger group of misfits as they try to start out their very own nation from scratch.

The solid additionally contains Nia Holloway, Luke Mitchell, Izabella Alvarez, Hope Lauren, Ian Duff, Forrest Goodluck, Landry Bender, and Megan Follows

A earlier iteration of “The Republic of Sarah” starring Sarah Drew was arrange at CBS final yr with a pilot order however was finally handed over. Jeffrey Paul King stays connected as author and govt producer, as do govt producers Marc Internet by way of Black Lamb and Jeff Grosvenor and Leo Pearlman of Fulwell 73. Mark Martin of Black Lamb may even govt produce. Kat Candler was to direct the pilot and can govt produce. CBS Tv Studios will produce. Fulwell is at the moment beneath a deal on the studio.

These mark the primary two exhibits out of The CW’s pilot crop for this yr to get collection orders. As Variety beforehand reported, the printed networks are anticipated to make few choose ups this yr as a result of ongoing manufacturing shutdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CW had ordered six pilots this yr on prime of its two straight-to-series orders. In response to a person with information of the state of affairs, each “Maverick” and “The Misplaced Boys” will probably be rolled to subsequent season. The planted spinoffs of each “Arrow” and “The 100” stay in rivalry. The “Arrow” spinoff, which can concentrate on the Black Canaries, aired earlier this season, whereas “The 100” prequel will air through the present’s seventh and last season, which begins Might 20.

The CW introduced in January that it was renewing most of its scripted lineup, together with “Riverdale,” “Batwoman,” “Charmed,” and “Supergirl.” On Monday, the community additionally introduced that it had additionally acquired 4 different collection from DC Universe, CBS All Entry, and worldwide markets: “Swamp Factor,” “Inform Me a Story,” “Coroner,” and “Useless Pixels.”


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