Kung Fu’s season finale aired last week with a happy ending for our Shooby gang as they embraced their future. With season 4 still up in the air, the showrunners Robert “Bob” Berens and Christina Kim wanted to give the series a fitting goodbye to at least this chapter of Nicky Shen’s (Olivia Liang) story.Continue reading “Showrunners Bob Berens and Christina Kim on the ‘Kung Fu’ Season Finale and Future”
With Kung Fu’s season finale approaching, we are slowly getting closer to the mystery of Xiao (Vanessa Kai) and what her plans are for the Guardian-Warrior bloodline. As Xiao grows stronger, she has taken over Pei-Ling’s body, which leaves Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) at a loss.Continue reading “Yvonne Chapman on Zhilan’s Hero Journey This Season on ‘Kung Fu’”
After the events of last week’s Kung Fu, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang) is arrested for a number of reasons against Delta Securities. She has decided to take responsibility for her actions. Now with Henry in charge of the Shooby gang, Nicky can focus on finding herself again — especially since she has more time in the slammer. Fortunately, Nicky doesn’t have to stay there too long as her bail has been set and she’s free to go, but under certain conditions.Continue reading “Nicky is Out of Jail in an Exclusive Clip from Tonight’s ‘Kung Fu’”
It seems like Nicky Shen can’t seem to catch a break.
Before Kung Fu’s midseason break, Nicky (Olivia Liang) and her family are attacked by Xiao (Vanessa Kai), who had completely taken over Pei-Ling’s body, all thanks to Nicky’s new boyfriend, Bo (Ben Levin). After discovering his deception,Nicky brutally beats him before running away.Continue reading “Olivia Liang Breaks Down Nicky’s Mental State This Season on ‘Kung Fu’”
Ben Levin is very apologetic when he first gets on the call — and for good reason.
*This post contains spoilers to tonight’s episode of Kung Fu*Continue reading “Ben Levin on Bo’s Shocking ‘Kung Fu’ Reveal and What This Means for Nicky”
Kheng Hua Tan knows best.
Playing the matriarch of the Shen family, Mei-Li, in The CW’s Kung Fu, Tan has come to understand her character’s development throughout the three seasons. From the strict disciplinarian mother in the first season of the series, Mei-Li has evolved into a different, more accepting person throughout these past three seasons.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Star Kheng Hua Tan on Mei-Li’s Evolution and “Mei-Bastian””
Eddie Liu appreciates the love and support that his character Henry receives on his show, Kung Fu, especially after the events of last season when Henry decided to leave San Francisco — and Nicky (Olivia Liang) — to figure out his father’s secret. Liu knows how heartbroken and scared fans were of not knowing what would happen to Henry in the next season.Continue reading “Eddie Liu Says to Expect a Different Henry on ‘Kung Fu’”
Olivia Liang knows what the fans want.
“The state of Hicky,” Liang laughs.
The Kung Fu star, who plays Nicky Shen, is prepping for press week as the third season premieres this Wednesday. She is ready to answer all the pressing questions that fans want to know, especially regarding Nicky’s love life.Continue reading “Olivia Liang is Ready for Nicky to “Figure it All Out” This Season on ‘Kung Fu’”
Kung Fu third season returns this week and there’s A LOT to digest after the earthquake of last season that shook more than just the ground — Harmony Dumplings was left in shambles; Althea’s (Shannon Dang) career took a turn for the worse after hacking into everyone’s location (to save them); Dennis (Tony Chung) has been cut off from his family; Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) is stuck in the other dimension; Henry (Eddie Liu) left on his own adventure; and, Nicky (Olivia Liang) now has to figure out lift without a warrior’s purpose and a boyfriend.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Showrunners Give a Season 3 Sneak Peek and Answer Our Shipping Questions”
While covering The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kung Fu stars Olivia Liang (Nicky) and Shannon Dang (Althea). After being given an early renewal, it was announced that the show’s third season will be part of the 2022 Fall schedule on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET/PT.Continue reading “Olivia Liang and Shannon Dang Discuss ‘Kung Fu’ at The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet”
*This interview contains spoilers from tonight’s Kung Fu episode ‘The Enclave’*
Vanessa Yao really had to dig deep into her role as the new girl on The CW’s Kung Fu.Continue reading “Vanessa Yao on Mia’s Journey and True Purpose in ‘Kung Fu’”
Warning: spoilers for this week’s episode of Kung Fu, “The Alchemist,” below.
With Kung Fu’s midseason return tonight, we learn something shocking about Mia’s (Vanessa Yao) destiny as a hybrid.Continue reading “Vanessa Kai on Pei-Ling’s Big Reveal and Wild ‘Kung Fu’ Theories”
It’s hard to not associate the actor with the character they portray on television/film, especially if the character is as sinister and haunting as the enigmatic villain Russell Tan on The CW’s Kung Fu.
Of course, this isn’t the case for actor Kee Chan, who plays Russell Tan.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Star Kee Chan on Finding Humanity in the Villain”
The CW’s Kung Fu returns this week for their second season!
We last left the Shooby (Shen family + Scooby) Gang with Nicky (Olivia Liang) defeating Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) in the battle for the biange — sending the latter to prison; Althea (Shannon Dang) and Dennis (Tony Chung) finally tying the knot with her revealing everything to her newly-wedded husband; Ryan (Jon Prasida) truly coming out to his parents; and, Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Tan Kheng Hua) finally having Nicky back in their lives.Continue reading “Olivia Liang Spills Some Juicy Details for a Darker ‘Kung Fu’ in Season 2”
Kung Fu season two is set to return in March!
Since its season finale back in July, there were many new questions that popped up in the finale — Who is Nicky’s cousin? How is she connected to the ruthless Russell Tan? Is Kerwin going to be okay? What’s up the the ‘biàn gé’ flower? How is Zhilan going to get out of prison? What is Athena going to be wearing this season? Okay, the last one is really just for me.Continue reading “The CW’s ‘Kung Fu’ Season Two Promo Reveals Nicky’s Long Lost Cousin”
With the first season of The CW’s Kung Fu now over, many fans have been wondering what’s next for our beloved Shen family. The season finale had Nicky and Zhilan come head-to-head at Pei-Ling’s monastery battling for control of the biàn gé power, with Nicky defeating Zhilan and releasing biàn gé back into nature where it came from.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Co-Showrunner Robert Berens Spills Some Details For Season Two [Part 2]”
Robert “Bob” Berens has a really difficult job.
As co-showrunner of the first drama on a broadcast network centering around a Chinese American family, Berens knew he had a responsibility to get Kung Fu right. The 1971 series of the same name starred David Carradine, a white man playing Chinese, and had a dfew other problematic moments. Along with fellow co-showrunner and executive producer Christina M. Kim, Berens really wanted to do right by the Asian community.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Co-Showrunner Robert Berens Understood the Assignment [Part 1]”
Kung Fu’s Gavin Stenhouse knows he’s pretty privileged.
As the only non-BIPOC person in the predominantly Asian cast on The CW’s Kung Fu, Stenhouse understands the responsibility of being part of this monumental drama — the first Asian American-centered drama on primetime television. Stenhouse has been using his platform to lift up his costars and the writers of the series instead of putting his own input when it comes to the cultural nuances of the Chinese American experience.Continue reading “Gavin Stenhouse Just May Surprise You on ‘Kung Fu’”
Today is the last day of shooting on the first season of The CW’s Kung Fu and the cast has been sharing their thoughts on social media. Shannon Dang, who plays Althea Shen, the eldest daughter of the Shen family, shared the following tweet:Continue reading “Shannon Dang Loves Being the Big Sister on ‘Kung Fu’”
When Yvonne Chapman first received the call that she was cast in the reboot of The CW’s Kung Fu, she was over the moon and immediately called her husband and friends. It all happened so quickly for the Calgary native. When Chapman first auditioned for the role of the villainous Zhilan — an ageless Guardian who is determined to collect all the mythical swords that, if in the wrong hands, could destroy the world — she immediately fell in love with the character.
“The entire time I was like ‘oh man, I really hope I get this,’” Chapman revealed on the phone with The Nerds of Color last week. “I remembered in that time with my friends and my husband that I [had a] feel in my gut. I just felt like it was really right for me. It was just hoping that other people felt the same.”Continue reading “On ‘Kung Fu,’ Yvonne Chapman is Making Evil Look Good”
It’s always awkward having the potential new guy in your life meet the ex-boyfriend-guy who is still in your life.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Sneak Peek: When Henry Met Evan… (Exclusive)”
Eddie Liu is a certified heartthrob.
We all knew this when we first saw Liu’s portrayal of Steve, the hunky jock and ex-boyfriend of Kamala in Netflix’s hit series Never Have I Ever. Liu ended up being a fan favorite and praised on social media, but his character was ultimately dumped by Kamala at the end of the first season. But Liu wants you to know that there is more to him than his dashing good looks and amazing physique. He’s also pretty charming and a known goof among his castmates. Fortunately, we get to see more of Liu’s charming good looks and boy-next-door personality in the new CW martial arts series, Kung Fu.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Star Eddie Liu is Here to Entertain You”
Presented by CAPE and The CW, join the cast of Kung Fu — Olivia Liang, Shannon Dang, Jon Prasida, Kheng Hua Tan, Tzi Ma, and showrunner Christina M. Kim — and The Nerds of Color Editor-in-Chief Keith Chow for a conversation on reclaiming martial arts, shattering stereotypes, and being an Asian American family on primetime TV.Continue reading “Q&A with the ‘Kung Fu’ Cast and Showrunner”