Maggie Q is the New Nikita !

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that The CW has cast Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) as the new “Nikita.”

The character was first played by Anne Parillaud in Luc Besson’s 1990 film, followed by Bridget Fonda in the 1993 remake and Peta Wilson in the 1997 USA Network series.

According to the trade, The CW’s premise of a new Nikita being trained to replace the original one after she goes rogue gave creator Craig Silverstein an opportunity to break the stereotype, and he wrote the lead as “beautiful and exotic.”