Kung Fu season 3 is officially happening!
The martial arts drama was one of the seven original scripted series that received a season pickup from The CW on March 22nd. Kung Fu’s season 3 renewal came just two weeks after the show’s season 2 premiere last March 9th.
What is The CW’s Kung Fu about?
A modern-day reimagining of Ed Spielman’s 1970s series of the same name, Kung Fu follows Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), a young Chinese American woman whose quarter-life crisis forces her to leave college and make a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. Upon her return to San Francisco three years later, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of the powerful Triad.
With the help of her tech-savvy sister Althea (Shannon Dang) and Althea’s fiancé Dennis (Tony Chung), pre-med brother Ryan (Jon Prasida), assistant district attorney and ex-boyfriend Evan (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love interest Henry (Eddie Liu), Nicky uses her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice, all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) and is now targeting her.
What will happen in Kung Fu season 3?
Since season 2 of the show is still ongoing, it’s unclear what exactly will happen in season 3. But in next week’s episode, titled Clementine, Dennis turns to Nicky for help after finding himself in a bind, leading the two to uncover an auto theft ring in Chinatown. Elsewhere, when an argument about family causes Henry and Nicky to have their first real fight, Henry reluctantly reconnects with his estranged father. Finally, Evan (Gavin Stenhouse) is forced to make a difficult decision that could cost him his job.
How many episodes will Kung Fu season 3 have?
The renewal announcement didn’t specify the episode count for the new season, but because the first two seasons of the show consist of 13 episodes each, it’s likely that season 3 will have the same number of episodes.
When will Kung Fu season 3 come out?
Kung Fu season 3 doesn’t have a release date yet, but since the first two seasons of the show premiered within the months of March and April, it’s likely that season 3 will debut around that period in 2023.
Kung Fu season 2 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.