Kung Fu is currently only a few episodes into its premiere season run. However, the series proved a smash hit for the CW. The premiere episode of Kung Fu landed more than 3.5 million viewers. According to Deadline, the show also had the highest total viewership for a Wednesday debut in 7 years. (Back when The 100 debuted in 2014.)
Similarly, last year’s debut season of Stargirl did well for the CW. The series was the CW’s most-watched summer premiere in the last six years. The second season of Stargirl premieres August 10, with this renewal solidifying plans for a season 3 as well.
In Kung Fu, a quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen, to drop out of college and go 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 are at the mercy of a powerful triad. Nicky relies on 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 and is now targeting her.
Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she leads an unlikely group of young heroes to take on the legacy of DC’s very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America. In the second season, Courtney and her friends take on one of the most frightening adversaries in DC’s mythology – the dark entity of corruption known as Eclipso.
“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, CEO of the CW. “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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