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Kung Fu star Olivia Liang responds to cancellation of show

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Kung Fu star Olivia Liang has responded to the news of the show’s cancellation.

The martial-arts series, which served as a remake of the 1972 television show, was cancelled by The CW yesterday (May 11), with the network citing a need to “reimagine” their content.

The actress, who played Nicky Shen for all three seasons, posted on Instagram in response to the developments, thanking the crew and audience for their work and support.

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“It has been the honour of my f****** life to work with this group of humans,” she began. “We made a historic three seasons of a show. first predominantly Asian cast in a one hour network drama. first Asian American female showrunner.

“I don’t have enough words (or room in this carousel) to express my gratitude to my show-runners, my writers, my cast, my stunt team, my f****** crew… I love you all. I truly won the lottery. they are all the kindest, smartest, funniest, most hard working people in the biz.

“I am so so so proud of the work we did. thank you to everyone who invited us into your homes and watched our little show that could. cheers to Kung Fu, the show that changed my life forever. i love you Nicky Shen,” she concluded.

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Kung Fu was cancelled alongside Supernatural prequel The Winchesters, with The CW saying in a statement: “As we reimagine the new CW, we had to make some tough programming decisions. We thank our partners at Warner Bros. and the casts and creative teams of Kung Fu and The Winchesters for all their hard work, creativity and dedication.”

Kung Fu, which also starred Kheng Hua Tan and Eddie Liu, followed Liang’s Nancy as she used her skills in martial arts to protect her community, with the Harvard dropout becoming a vigilante of sorts.

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