I totally missed that The CW is remaking the TV series La Femme Nikita. Wow. I never watched it because it seemed so much like ALIAS and I was already SO invested in that by the time I heard about Nikita. If you’re interested in the TV series that was based on the book, all five seasons are on TheWB.com. Peta Wilson played Nikita in that, and the Interwebs is saying that Maggie Q has been taped to play the new Nikita. I don’t recognize her, but apparently she was in Mission Impossible 3 and Live Free or Die Hard – movies I purposefully missed in favor of movies about people who have been reincarnated into dogs their family coincidentally adopts. But Maggie Q looks gorgeous, and I’m always a fan of powerful heroines starring in movies or TV. So, I’ll give it a chance!
The Hollywood Reporter has the details: The CW pilot’s premise of a new Nikita being trained to replace the original one after she goes rogue gave creator Craig Silverstein an opportunity to break the stereotype, and he wrote the lead as “beautiful and exotic.”