The 1970s was full of shows and movies featuring heroic drifters. Chief among them was Kung Fu, starring the legendary David Carradine. Like Walker, Texas Ranger before it, Kung Fu will be getting a modern day remake on the CW.
This reimagining stars Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, a Chinese-American college dropout, who spends a year in a monastery in China. She returns to her hometown of San Francisco and finds it much changed.
Facing this new threat of crime, Shen decides to take matters into her own hands. While juggling her relationship with her estranged family, she’s out for vengeance. Shen is taking on the corruption and crime dealt out by the Triad, fist first.
Here’s everything you need to stream Kung Fu.
What is Kung Fu?
- Airtime: Premiers Wednesday, April 7 at 8pm
- Channel: The CW
- Genre: Action drama
- Starring: Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, Tzi Ma as Jin Shen, Kheng Hua Tan as Mei-Li Shen, Shannon Dang as Althea Shen, Eddie Liu as Henry YanGavin Stenhouse as Evan Hartley, Yvonne Chapman as Zhilan, Tony Chung as Dennis Soong
- Seasons: 1
- Status: Pending
Kung Fu Reviews
What the critics are saying:
“Representation matters, so the existence of an almost all-Asian cast on a broadcast network series is a welcome development even as the show’s format and themes feel overly familiar.” –Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
How to stream Kung Fu
The CW is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Kung Fu on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream the CW, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geographic and Syfy.
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Kung Fu on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch the CW, you’ll need to be in a specific market that carries it, but if yours does, you can get it at any service level.
|Family with Showtime||$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)|
Kung Fu on YouTube TV
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
If you’re looking for the CW, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.
Kung Fu on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for the CW, you can get in at the baseline tiers to stream it if it’s in your market. (You should check before you commit, though.)
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