Kung Fu star Olivia Liang is opening up about the CW show’s cancellation on Thursday.
The actress took to Instagram to pay tribute to the series, which ran on the network for three seasons. “It has been the honor of my f–king life to work with this group of humans,” she wrote. “We made a historic three seasons of a show. First predominantly Asian cast in a one-hour network drama. First Asian American female showrunner. I don’t have enough words (or room in this carousel) to express my gratitude to my showrunners, my writers, my cast, my stunt team, my f–king crew… I love you all.”
“I truly won the lottery,” she continued. “They are all the kindest, smartest, funniest, most hard-working people in the biz. I am so so so proud of the work we did. Thank you to everyone who invited us into your homes and watched our little show that could. Cheers to Kung Fu, the show that changed my life forever. I love you, Nicky Shen.”
The series followed Nicky Shen (Liang), a Chinese American woman who dropped out of college following a quarter-life crisis. After a life-altering journey to an isolated monastery in China, she returned home to find the town rife with corruption and crime. Using her martial arts skills and Shaolin values, she protected her community and brought criminals to justice.
In addition to Liang (Legacies), the show also starred Eddie Liu as Nicky’s love interest Henry, Jon Prasida as Nicky’s brother Ryan, Shannon Dang as Nicky’s tech-savvy older sister Althea, Yvonne Chapman as Zhilan, Gavin Stenhouse as Nicky’s ex-boyfriend Evan and Vanessa Kai as Pei-Ling.
Kung Fu was created by Christina M. Kim, who served as showrunner and executive producer alongside co-showrunner Robert Berens (Supernatural).
The CW also cancelled Supernatural spinoff The Winchesters on Thursday, with Superman & Lois, All American: Homecoming and Gotham Knights still awaiting their fate.
Did it end on a cliffhanger?
I took loved the show Kung-Fu. It was actually the only show on Cw I watched. Such a shame 😭
Me too. I looked forward to EVERY Wednesdays here in St. Paul, MN
No it ended with Nicky walking off into a sunset
The only show i really like on CW is Kung-Fu and all american, all american home coming and Walker.
You take fan Favorite off the air.
Me too. Was upset that the show only garnered about some 300,000 viewers each week. Kung-Fu was too great of a show not to want to watch. It really drew me in with it’s story lines.
I’m disappointed about this cancellation. The season finale seemed like it was a series finale though.
Why are you taking Kung Fu off and All American? Those are great shows. You people put great shows on and then take them off……I’m so tired of getting interested in a show and then y’all take them off……stop doing that…..thank you 💜
Kung Fu was the CW series I most wanted to be renewed. Loved the entire cast of characters and actors!
Even though i loved the show and Olivia.
I think an actor or actress needs to know when they are on a show or movie there actions in there personel life Dictates how long they will be on a running TV show.
What i was not happy with was everytime i seen olivia in a picture or something she was saying she always put her middle finger up or used profane language.
I picture her as a sweet girl then after seeing and hearing her do these things made me take Step back.
Im sure the higher ups dont like that image.
Just a though going forward.
I hope Kung Fu finds a home!
Loved that show.