Series profile: Nikita

Series profile: Nikita

Debut: Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 9:00 PM on the CW
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Nikita at MRQE
Nikita at IMDb

Nikita is the latest version of a story that has already been a TV series (La Femme Nikita, 1997, starring Peta Wilson), an American movie (Point of No Return, 1993, starring Bridget Fonda), and the original French movie directed by Luc Besson (Nikita, starring Anne Parillaud, 1990). 

What’s the basic set-up?  A jailed/accused woman is forced into service as an assassin/spy. 

The star this time is  Maggie Q, an action star originally groomed by Jackie Chan.   You may know her from Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard, or Balls of Fury, to name a few. 

Without giving too much away, the plot’s a bit different this time.  Nikita is already rogue…her former employers are after her.

There is no question that the initial promotion has been about the sex appeal of the show and Maggie Q.  I’ve seen a couple of different ads that emphasize that aspect.

The show may have a lot more going for it, though.  The series is created (and produced and written in part) by Craig Silverstein, who has also been involved with Bones, Standoff, and The Dead Zone. 

However, they do seem to be talking a lot about a fight scene in a red swimsuit…oh, the scene doesn’t take place in the swimsuit, Maggie’s character is wearing it.  😉

 This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle


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