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KUNG FU TV Reboot In Development at the CW as SHANG-CHI a Year Away From Theaters

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A Kung Fu reboot pilot is in development from Greg Berlanti for the CW, acording to The Hollywood Reporter

THR reports the Blindspot writer-showrunner team of Christina M. Kim and Martin Gero will develop the pilot along with Berlanti. A revival of the 1972-1975 David Carradine cult series that run on CBS, the potential new series will reportedly feature a Chinese-American woman in the lead role. 

Perhaps anticipating a renewed U.S. interest in martial arts with Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings due in theaters next February 12, the two properties seems to be eternally intertwined. 

Shang-Chi, Master of … you guessed it… Kung Fu, was originally developed by Marvel Comics during the 70s Bruce Lee-fueled martial arts craze after the publisher failed to secure the license to publish a Kung Fu comic book adaptation. 

The Kung Fu pilot would reportedly compete with another Berlanti production – the Arrow spinoff Green Arrow & The Canaries – along with other pilots for a limited spot on The CW’s already-crowded schedule. The network has already given straight-to-series commitments to Superman & Lois and Walker, a reboot of the Chuck Norris Texas Ranger series.

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