Here’s some as-yet-unconfirmed gossip (so please view it as such).
The @Blabznews Twitter feed posted this tidbit tonight regarding actor James Frain (The Tudors):
#JamesFrain is talking about his involvement in “#Nikita”, a 1 hour pilot produced by #McG, Peter Johnson, and Craig Silverstein for the CW
Could he be the first actor cast for The CW’s Nikita – “Michael” perhaps? Stay tuned… as the pilot is soon to shoot casting announcements should be coming soon.
Frain will be seen next in Season 3 of True Blood.
UPDATE: Shane West has been cast as the male lead in Nikita, which means it is possible this was nothing more than a rumor. Sorry, folks!