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

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“The Winchesters” has been canceled after one season on The CW, as well as the network's reboot of “Kung Fu” after three seasons.

“As we re-imagine The New CW, we've had to make some difficult 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 their hard , creativity and dedication.”

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“Supernatural” prequel series “The Winchesters” followed demon hunters Sam and Dean's parents, John (Drake Rodger) and Mary (Meg Donnelly), telling the of how the pair met as teenagers and how they eventually married. How to come together and save the whole world. The story is told from the perspective of Dean (Jensen Ackles), which marks the first return of Ackles' character since the series finale in November of 2020.

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

Robbie Thompson wrote the series and executive produced the series. Jensen Ackles and Daniel Ackles also executive produce through their Chaos Machines banner. Glen Winter directed and executive produced the pilot. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios. Chaos Machine was previously under a first-look deal with WBTV, but has since moved to amazon,

Inspired by the original “Kung Fu” creation by Ed Spielman, the reboot of the 1970s series follows Nikki Shane (Olivia Liang), whose quarter-life crisis causes this young Chinese American woman to drop out of college and find a way to live life. A trip to a different monastery in China changes that. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown riddled with crime and corruption and her own parents Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) at the mercy of a powerful Triad.

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

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

This marks the latest cancellation at The CW, with the network previously Cancel “Walker: Freedom.” “Walker,” meanwhile, has been renewed for next seasonas it is high school football drama “All American.”

Since acquiring a majority stake in The CW last year, parent company Nexstar has largely turned away from the network's previous scripted series strategy and instead focused on low-cost unscripted fare, foreign acquisitions, and live such as LIVE golf. .


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