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Not Your Father’s ‘Kung-Fu’: How the New TV Drama Will Differ From the Classic David Carradine Series

Oct 10, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A new “Kung Fu” project for TV has connections to the 1970s David Carradine series, but with at least a few big differences, Deadline reports.

For one thing, the new series from “Sleepy Hollow” executive producer Albert Kim, Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV, which has a put pilot commitment at Fox, is a present-day sequel to the classic series.

“Written by Kim, ‘Kung Fu’ is an action-driven procedural about a young Chinese-American woman who inherits her father’s kung fu studio, only to discover it’s actually a secret center dedicated to helping members of the Chinatown community who have nowhere else to turn,” Deadline reports. “With the help of a former star pupil — a smart and driven ex-Marine — she vows to continue the school’s mission. In the process, she discovers things she never knew about her cultural background and family’s heritage, including a connection to a legendary ancestor.”

The story notes that the legendary ancestor “presumably is Carradine’s character from the original series, Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine.”

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  1. This is the way to re-boot a show without the original actors. think Magnum PI would be better if they built it around Thomas Magnum’s Daughter instead of re-casting. I loved the original. I tried watching the re-boot, but I found the new Magnum too much of a “pretty boy”. I don’t believe him as a rough and tumble former SEAL.

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