A star from Legacies lands new leading TV role on The CW’s Kung Fu

A Legacies season 2 star has landed the lead role in a new series due to air on The CW.

Olivia Liang, who played Alyssa Chang in Legacies, will lead the female-led reimagining of 1970s show Kung Fu, Deadline reports.

The show sees a Chinese-American woman called Nicky Chen in a quarter-life crisis take a life-changing trip to a Chinese monastery before returning to her hometown with her newfound martial arts skills.

She then uses those skills fight for justice in her own community.

Kung Fu will also star Tzi Ma (Mulan, The Farewell) and Kheng Hua Tan (Crazy Rich Asians) as Nicky’s parents.

On Thursday (February 27), Liang posted on Instagram to share her excitement about the role.

“I won’t write a long and sappy caption because if i get started then it will likely end up becoming a full length novel,” she said.

“All I’ll say is thanks: thank you God, for this sweet gift I do not feel deserving of. Thank you friends and family, who saw me through three jobs and struggling to make rent for years but who encouraged me to keep going.

“Thank you to everyone who’s making this project come alive. Thank you to those same people for trusting me to tell this story alongside these [f**king] talented actors. Thank you to the BEST team.

“Thank you thank you thank you.”

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