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The CW confirms two new female-led shows for 2020-2021 season

The CW is certainly getting ready for the 2020-2021 season. After acquiring various titles, the network has confirmed two new female-led shows.

As The CW prepares for a fall of unusual programming, it’s also getting some new shows ready. Superman & Lois and Walker, Texas Ranger are already confirmed, but now there are two female-led shows set for the 2020-2021 season.

According to TVLine, a Kung Fu reboot and The Republic of Sarah are both confirmed as new shows for the 2020-2021 season. Wait, didn’t I say they were female-led? How is Kung Fu female-led? Well, it turns out that the series will be a gender swap reboot.

Based on the 1970s series with David Carradine, Olivia Liang will take on the lead role of a Chinese American who heads to an isolated monastery in China after dropping out of college. When she returns to her hometown, it’s been overrun with crime and corruption. She learns that her Shaolin mentor has been killed and an assassin is now after her. While she tries to use her Shaolin values and martial arts skills to protect her community, she also needs to watch her own back.

The Republic of Sarah will star Stella Baker, although in the original version it was going to star Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sarah Drew and was pitched to CBS. Now, the series will air on The CW and will see Baker as Sarah Cooper, a high school teacher who finds a loophole to allow her small town to declare independence to prevent a mining company from taking control. Now that she’s done that, she’ll need to lead a group of misfits. Think of it as a little like The Society but with an adult in charge. There’s also the added complication that Sarah’s brother (who will be played by Luke Mitchell) is the lawyer representing the mining company.

The CW hasn’t confirmed when these new shows will air on the network. We also don’t know when the previous two freshman shows will fit into the schedule. It’s hard to tell considering most shows can’t film right now so the fall schedule has been completely thrown off.

Stay tuned with Channel Watchers for more updates on The CW’s fall 2020 schedule and more.