The CW Television Network announced that that two more series would be aired on the broadcaster for the 2020-2021 seasons. The shows that would be premiered on the free-to-air American television network are both reboots of Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah.
The television network has become the first network to give four straight-to-series orders for the 2020-21 broadcast season. Apart from Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah, the broadcaster has already ordered Superman & Lois and Walker in January 2020 for the next season.
CBS Entertainment Group and Warner Bros. equally own The CW, and these four upcoming series will be split between the two parent companies. Kung Fu and Superman & Lois would be the co-venture with Warner Bros, while The Republic of Sarah and Walker will come from CBS TV Studios. The CW has a total of 17 series (including these four) to be aired on the 2020-21 season.
The Kung Fu will feature Olivia Liang as the main character and will be overviewed by prolific producer, Greg Berlanti. The series follows a young Chinese girl who moved to an isolated monastery in China after dropping her college due to financial and life crises. She then learns martial arts skills and Shaolin values from the monastery. Her Shaolin mentor has been assassinated by a deadly assassin and returns hometown to search the assassin but discovers her hometown being overrun by crime and corruption. She marks on the journey to provide justice using her skills and find her mentor’s murderer.
The Republic of Sarah will feature Stella Baker as rebellious high school teacher Sarah Cooper who forms a group of misfits to re-build her hometown. Her hometown recently faced disastrous destruction at the hands of a greedy mining company. Nia Holloway, Izabella Alvarez, and Luke Mitchell will also join the cast for the upcoming CW series, The Republic of Sarah.