9:00-10:00 P.M. "NIKITA"
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.
TV Spot 1
There's been a lot of (very understandable) confusion as to whether this is a continuation or a reboot. It is a reboot. Other than having the same source material it has no connection to the previous series. There are at least two big differences that we know of so far:
1. The CW release says the secret organization in this new series is called Division, not Section 1. It also says that Division is part of the US government, whereas I'm pretty sure Section 1 wasn't officially affiliated with any government.
2. Several sites have discussed a plot point from Nikita's past that isn't in the official description, which is that she has a dead fiance, which appears to be part of her motive for turning (not spoiler tagged because even TWoP talked about it in their article without a warning). This is obviously not part of the original series' backstory.
Edited by caitlin claire, May 21, 2010 @ 6:58 PM.