The renewal announcement for Kung Fu comes just under a month after the series premiered. It has enjoyed strong ratings on the network since then, making the renewal all but a certainty. It was also the only scripted CW series this season still waiting on word of a renewal going into upfronts.
The CW has made two additional series pickups for the 2020-21 season. Both a reboot of Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah will air on the broadcaster next season. The two shows join the previously announced straight-to-series orders for Superman & Lois starring Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch as well as Walker, a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger, starring Jared Padalecki.