The CW has renewed DC’s Stargirl for a third season and the Kung Fu reboot for a second.
The move to renew Kung Fu comes just under a month since its premiere on the network. Kung Fu is a reboot of the 1970s series and stars Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, a college drop out who goes “on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely 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 interest Henry (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice, all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) and is now targeting her.”
Stargirl follows Brec Bassinger as young high sophomore Courtney Whitmore, who discovers her stepfather used to be the sidekick of a hero in the Justice Society of America. Courtney takes up the mantle and becomes Stargirl, leading a new generation of the JSA with her stepfather at her side. The renewal comes ahead of Stargirl‘s second season, which is set to premiere August 10.
“We are beyond proud to continue to share the stories of Nicky Shen and Courtney Whitmore, two strong, powerful young women at the center of this new generation of hit shows for The CW in ‘Kung Fu’ and ‘DC’s Stargirl,’” said Mark Pedowitz, chairman and CEO of The CW Network. “While each boasts remarkable talent on both sides of the camera, ‘Kung Fu’ and ‘DC’S Stargirl’ have not only treated fans to some visually stunning action and high-flying heroics, but they also both strike very powerful emotional chords as they delve into the family dynamics and personal relationships at their core, and we are so excited to see what happens next.”
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