Friday, 3 December 2010


[22.12 - French Time] In October Entertainment Weekly reported that the CW's version of Nikita, which debuted in september, was about to get a retooling.

Michael Ausiello, then at EW, explained that the network was looking to "lighten the show’s somber mood and jack up its title character’s love life" in order to boost the young female demo. Ausiello reported that several new characters would be introduced, including a confidant and potential love interest for Nikita (Maggie Q).

Nikita originated as a 1990 movie directed by Luc Besson, with Anne Parillaud and a US remake Point of No Return (1993), with Bridget Fonda. In 1997 the movie(s) became a TV show called La Femme Nikita starring Peta Wilson. In the 2010 version Nikita, an assassin working for a spy agency called The Division, goes rogue and her former employers want her back at any price before she destroys them. Meanwhile, young Alex (Lindsy Fonseca) becomes the Division's newest recruit but is actually Nikita's inside mole.

Now we learn from EW's Tim Stack that Alex will work with Nikita on the outside and will get a "potential" love interest played by Thad Luckinbill. Years ago Luckinbill played Fonseca’s love interest on CBS's soap opera The Young and the Restless, where he was J.T. Hellstorm and she played Colleen Carlton.

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