‘The Winchesters’, ‘Kung Fu’ both canceled at The CW

‘The Winchesters’, ‘Kung Fu’ both canceled at The CW

“The Winchesters” was canceled after one season at The CW, with the network also canceling the “Kung Fu” reboot after three seasons.

“As we reimagine The New CW, we’ve had to make some tough programming decisions,” the CW said in a statement. “We thank our partners at Warner Bros. and the cast and creative teams of ‘Kung Fu’ and ‘The Winchesters’ for all of their hard work, creativity and dedication.”

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The “Supernatural” prequel series “The Winchesters” followed the parents of demon hunters Sam and Dean, John (Drake Rodger) and Mary (Meg Donnelly), recounting how the pair met as teenagers and how they are finally reunited to save the set. world. The story is told from the perspective of Dean (Jensen Ackles), marking the first return of Ackles’ character since the series finale in November 2020.

In addition to Rodger and Donnelly, Bianca Kajlich, Demetria McKinney and Nida Khurshid also starred.

Robbie Thompson wrote and produced the series. Jensen Ackles and Daneel Ackles also served as executive producers through their Chaos Machine banner. Glen Winter directed and produced the pilot. Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios are producing. Chaos Machine was previously on an initial deal with WBTV, but has since moved to Amazon.

Inspired by the original “Kung Fu” created by Ed Spielman, the reboot of the 1970s series follows Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), whose quarter-life crisis leads this young Chinese American woman to drop out of college and to live a life changing trip to a remote monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she discovers that her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and that her own parents Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful triad.

Tony Chung, Shannon Dang, Jon Prasida, Gavin Stenhouse, Eddie Liu and Vanessa Kai also starred in the series.

“Kung Fu” was produced by Christina M. Kim, who also wrote the pilot and served as co-showrunner alongside Robert Berens. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Martin Gero and David Madden also served as executive producers. Hanelle Culpepper directed and co-produced the pilot episode. Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House produced the show in association with Warner Bros. Television.

This marks the latest cancellations at The CW, as the network previously canceled “Walker: Independence.” “Walker,” meanwhile, has been renewed for next season, as has high school football drama “All American.” The shows “All American: Homecoming,” “Superman & Lois,” and “Gotham Knights” are still awaiting information on their fates, though none are expected to continue at this time.

Since acquiring a majority stake in The CW last year, parent company Nexstar has largely moved away from the network’s previous scripted series strategy and instead focused on low-cost, unscripted fare. foreign acquisitions and live sports like LIV Golf.

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