While I loved David Carridine (rest in peace) in this role as a kid – the first thing that would HAVE TO change about this one, in order for the show to be given a shot by fans and genre critics, is the old school white-washing. It has to go.
People weren’t as vocal about their displeasure with it back in the day (although there was definitely controversy) because either “it was a different time” or “Social Media didn’t exist” — pick your poison.
Either way, spruce up the casting of this one and respect the historical/mystical nature of the source material’s cultural inspiration – and I think you’re off to the races. From there, make sure this show has LEGIT fight choreography, and I think the showrunners would be printing money.