Maggie Q is the new femme fatale, Nikita

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Starlet Maggie Q has been cast as the new femme fatale, Nikita.

NIKITA is the new thrilling spy series on The CW, which will air @ 9PM ET/PT on Thursday nights after The Vampire Diaries. The series stars the dazzling Maggie Q as Nikita, Lyndsy Fonseca as Alex, Shane West as Michael and Aaron Stanford as Birkhoff.

Nikita has been traditionally portrayed by white actors—Anne Parillaud in the 1990 film, followed by Bridget Fonda in 1993’s Point of No Return and Peta Wilson in the 1997 USA Network television series. However, for the first time, a woman of Asian-descent, Maggie Q, will be making history portraying the seductive bombshell.

Never heard of Nikita before? The storyline follows a beautiful, but deeply troubled teenager, otherwise known as Nikita—rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known as Division. Division faked her execution (how devious) and told her that she was being given a second chance to start a new life. It all sounds like a piece of cake until Nikita discovers that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Ultimately, she is betrayed and goes into hiding for three years. Despite this, Nikita still seeks retribution and makes it clear to her former bosses that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy the corrupt operation. That’s when some serious action starts kicking in.

Check out the original trailer below (released in May 2010).

The latest trailer can be viewed below and on the Official Website. Just a warning, it is a bit violent. Stay tuned on Maggie Q.

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