Extremely attractive Asian actress Maggie Q is in talks to play the title character in CW‘s reboot of Nikita. You might ask, "Ain’t dat role usually for a white b*tch?" and I would answer you, "Yes, only a white b*tch has played Nikita in the past." Anne Parillaud first played the sexy assassin in Luc Besson‘s 1990 film, followed by Bridget Fonda in the inevitable American remake, and Peta Wilson in the 1997 USA series.
CW and creator Craig Silverstein’s take on the story is that a new Nikita is being trained to replace the original one after she goes rogue. I can understand your feelings of meh-ness at this concept, but let me squash that indifference by telling you I have read the pilot script and enjoyed it thoroughly. There’s tons of action, hot slightly older assassins (Nikita), hot teenage assassins (new Nikita), and witty dialogue. I’d say it’s very much like Alias, but I was never a huge fan of that show so I’ll say it’s like…a better Alias. The casting choice of Maggie Q really seals the deal for me though. She almost kicked John McClane’s ass in Live Free or Die Hard, and I expect her to succeed on all fronts in her new endeavor. Also, on the show, she should wear a tight leather suit when she isn’t wearing a tight leather cocktail dress. Just a suggestion for ratings gold. (THR)