You may recall we’ve been covering the new TV adaptation of La Femme Nikita for a while now and today we’ve finally got a promo and there’s waiters as human shields in it, now who doesn’t love that. There’s little doubt this CW take on the Nikita story is going to be more glam than grit, so it is never going to truly match up to the original French film starring Anne Parillaud in the eponymous role, but it’s a kick ass lead female, so we’re happy to cover it.
Official synopsis for the show:
When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, they 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.