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Fox Eyes ‘Kung Fu’ Reboot

Proposed New Series Will Be the Second Revival of the Classic 1970s Drama

Fox has given a pilot commitment to “Kung Fu,” which if it moves forward will be the second revival of the classic 1970s drama starring David Carradine. The first revival, “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues,” was telecast in first-run syndication from 1993 to 1997. This proposed version, set in present day, focuses on 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. 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.

This new version of “Kung Fu” comes from former “Sleepy Hollow” executive producer Albert Kim, Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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