I used to watch the old TV version of Nikita and liked it, but I really have no current opinion one way or the other about this remake (except, perhaps, resenting it for pushing Supernatural to Fridays). On the other hand, I have to acknowledge the fact that Maggie Q. looks great. Seriously. This new show will begin airing on Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m. (see the CW’s full fall schedule) in the fall.
Check out the promo photos below and then go take a look at the new Nikita sneak peek we just posted.
When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who faked her execution and told her she was being given a second chance to start a new life and serve her country. What they didn’t tell her was that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Ultimately, Nikita was betrayed and her dreams shattered by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former bosses that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.
For the time being, however, Division continues to recruit and train other young people, erasing all evidence of their former lives and turning them into cold and efficient killers. One of these new recruits, Alex, is just beginning to understand what lies ahead for her and why the legendary Nikita made the desperate decision to run. The series stars Maggie Q as Nikita, Lyndsy Fonseca as Alex, Shane West as Michael, Aaron Stanford as Birkhoff,
Ashton Holmes as Thom, Tiffany Hines as Jaden, with Melinda Clarke as Amanda and Xander Berkeley as Percy. NIKITA is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers Craig Silverstein (Bones, K-Ville), Danny Cannon (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Chuck), McG (Supernatural, Chuck, The O.C., Charlie’s Angels), and Peter Johnson (Supernatural, Chuck). The pilot was directed by Danny Cannon.
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