‘Kung Fu’ star ready to show that ‘Asian women are not to be messed with’ in new CW series

The pilot script of “Kung Fu” was written more than a year ago, but its premiere, coming a month after six Asian women died in Atlanta-area spa shootings, couldn’t be more timely, says star Olivia Liang. The CW series, premiering Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, follows a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen, as she returns home to San Francisco after three years at a remote monastery in China, only to find her family has moved on without her. “She has to reconcile the new Nicky with the Nicky she left behind. She’s figuring out how to use the voice that she’s found back in a place where she felt l…

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