Russell Wong Black Sash Gallery
In 2004 the WB (whose name is now disappearing - HA!) aired only 6 episodes of Black Sash, starring Russell Wong and 4 pretty young things before canceling it. The episode "Like a Virgin" was never aired - if it was even shot.
Russell Wong stars as an ex-cop who sacrificed everything and must now rebuild his own life as a teacher and mentor to a diverse group of teenagers.
The theme song is Breathe by Greenwheel. Melissa Etheridge has also recorded the song. PILOT:
Framed and wrongly incarcerated in Hong Kong, undercover narcotics cop Tom Chang was stripped of his career, his wife and the right to see his daughter. Intent on restoring his life and relationship with his now pre-teen daughter, Tom returns to San Francisco to take over a martial arts school from his mentor, and meets a group of students who desperately need his guidance. Tom finds his hands full as Tory plots to find her father's killer, Trip tries to defend himself against his abusive father and Allie tries to make a move on an oblivious Bryan.
Russell Wong as Tom Chang
Missy Peregrym as Tory Stratton
Ray J Norwood as Bryn Lanier
Corey Sevier as Trip Brady
Sarah Carter as Allie Bennett
I don't know if it was a deliberate nod to Wong's character in Vanishing Son, Jian-Wa Chang, or just a coincidence but Wong's character in Black Sash shares the same last name as Jian-Wa.
07 November 2010