The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that actress Maggie Q is “in talks” to play the lead role in The CW’s Nikita pilot.
The Hawaiian-born actress’s previous credits include Live Free Or Die Hard.
The THR headline says “Maggie Q To Star As ‘Nikita'” though the article says “in talks”; we’ll see how this all pans out, though if it got as far as the trades, it’s likely to be happening.
The role of Nikita was originally played by Anne Parillaud in the original La Femme Nikita film in 1990. In 1993, Bridget Fonda appeared in the title role for the American remake and Peta Wilson starred as the lead in the original La Femme Nikita television series which ran for five seasons on the USA Network.