Olivia Liang revealed that even though Nicky is trying to be a force for good through both her work as a vigilante and her new job as a martial arts instructor, Nicky is also only human. “She’s trying to be the best version of herself, but circumstances that we’ll see happen throughout the season are going to challenge that,” Liang shared. “We’re going to see new sides of Nicky, darker sides of Nicky, and it’ll be interesting to watch all of that play out. She doesn’t take her role as a teacher lightly, and that’s part of what the internal struggle is that we’ll see this season.”
Liang also noted that she’s particularly looking forward to the fan reaction to an upcoming episode that will take Nicky to especially emotional places. “I read an outline for an episode we haven’t shot yet, Episode 8, and I’m super excited for the audience to see it because I was screaming reading it and weeping because the audience knows something that Nicky doesn’t,” Liang teased. “We see Nicky go to a really dark place, and that’s very exciting for me to start to explore that side of her because we’ve gotten so comfortable with these characters, and the writers have explored many layers already, so we’re going to see new colors from every character this season. This season gets very dark, but still has so much heart and so much humor. We keep getting better, and this season is a testament to that.”
The third season of “Kung Fu” airs on The CW on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET. New episodes are available on the CW website and app the following day.