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Maggie Q: NIKITA Video Preview!

Maggie Q: NIKITA Video Preview!

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

Video preview below! It looks KICK. ASS. And not just because she’s wearing Gucci and holding a gun!

Synopsis: When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who faked her execution and told her she was being given a second chance to start a new life and serve her country. What they didn’t tell her was that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Ultimately, Nikita was betrayed and her dreams shattered by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former bosses that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation. For the time being, however, Division continues to recruit and train other young people, erasing all evidence of their former lives and turning them into cold and efficient killers. One of these new recruits, Alex, is just beginning to understand what lies ahead for her and why the legendary Nikita made the desperate decision to run.


Maggie Q: NIKITA Video Preview!
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  • Jason

    Who is this fine woman?

  • Spandex

    Now this is a show, Maggie Q is hot and working it! I’ll be watching this for sure!

    That Ashley Tisdale show “Hellcats” on the other hand is messed up I’m sorry to say.. that trailer looked like a soft-core lesbian adult movie.

  • stop already

    Another remake of a remake.

  • http://www. cool

    Awesome, I like her.

  • commonsense

    Shane West as Micheal?! Sacrilege!!! Especially after having Roy Dupuis as Micheal.

  • Yasmina

    It looks awesome!
    I love Shane West! Great to see him back on tv!

  • conelib

    Only the half white Asian people are pretty, but I don’t consider them Asian they are Euroasian.

  • Ethan

    She needs more meat on her bones.

  • http://youhavebeenchosen.wordpress.com M

    I don’t really like her as a lead… and Shanye is bizarre…. I mean after Peta Wilson and Roi Dupuis making Nikita & Michael iconic?? and Birkoff?? they even have Birkoff? MY Birkoff? I seriously do not enjoy how this is remade…

  • MGM

    Does Hollywood eve have any Asian actresses?

  • Larry

    I don’t think they should have a Chinese or half or whatever she is play the lead role in Nakita. Blond and white looks better.

  • Annie

    I’ll give it a try!

  • annasaurus

    This show didn’t need to be remade/reimagined but there’s no need to attack the ethnicity of the lead actress. That’s just plain juvenile and racist.

  • Bia

    Nikita looks like it could become a favorite of mine next season.
    Love Shane West!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bia

    Nikita looks like it could become a favorite of mine next season.

  • Jaded

    Wow I’m not sure that this should have been remade. I have to agree that the original (tv show) Michael and Nikita are pretty much seared into my brain as those characters, with the exception of Anne Parillaud (the original Nikita). For me it would be like trying to recast the Seinfeld.

    Not saying that it doesn’t look like it could be good, but I don’t get why the studios don’t stop and think. Hey we want to use this premise, but we don’t want the original fans of the show to hate us, so maybe rather than redoing this show we could do a spin off version. Hey even in the original show they talked about all the other houses and the other operatives. Go with another house. Don’ use Michael and Nikita use their legend as a backdrop for another Nikita type protagonist to try and get out of Division.

  • Jaded

    Wow I’m not sure that this should have been remade. I have to agree that the original (tv show) Michael and Nikita are pretty much seared into my brain as those characters, with the exception of Anne Parillaud (the original Nikita). For me it would be like trying to recast the Seinfeld.

    Not saying that it doesn’t look like it could be good, but I don’t get why the studios don’t stop and think. Hey we want to use this premise, but we don’t want the original fans of the show to hate us, so maybe rather than redoing this show we could do a spin off version. Hey even in the original show they talked about all the other houses and the other operatives. Go with another house. Don’ use Michael and Nikita use their legend as a backdrop for another Nikita type protagonist to try and get out of Division.

  • Jo

    @Yasmina:

    Love Shane west too!

    Cant wait to see him again in my TV

  • Grace

    Jared, u putting Hellcats up as well?

    Btw Love Shane West!

  • ELSA

    There are people living too hooked to the old players NIKITA.
    I prefer these. Shane, Maggie and Lyndsy are of my generation. They are a breath of fresh air. aND THEY ARE HOT AND SEXY!

  • I have no talents I’m French

    yeah !!!! Finally the return of shane west!!!!
    I like him very much! And as I’ve never seen the original version I can’t be disapppointed

  • I have no talents I’m French

    @I have no talents I’m French: Plus her dress is really beautiful!!
    BUT it seems like It’s gonna be a new ALIAS!

  • Aylin

    I’m gonna give it a try cause Shane West is in it.

  • Aylin

    I wonder if they are going to remake Xena next. It wouldn’t surprise me with all this remakes.

  • Kate

    Wow, there sure are some racist people here….

  • Daniw

    Isnt this a remake of La femme Nikita. People be original…….

  • wendy

    those of you who say only half asians are beautiful, are you guys serious? lol, there are many pretty 100% asians , you guys must be ogres sitting behind a computer, get out more and explore different cultures, the asians presented on tv are not what many asians look like, ugliness is not limited to one race lmfao

  • katie

    This just looks stupid. End of story.

  • Jen

    wasn’t gonna see this, until I saw Shane West is gonna be in it. So will be watching, just for him.

  • Shaleen

    Why redo something that’s already a classic. It’s not even convincing, she’s not convincing. What the hell?!

  • Vera

    I’m sorry but Peta Wilson was way better than this ( she can actually act and this lady seems to just be screen candy)!! They are doing a remake of a show the was done for USA network, that was previously a was a movie that was remade from a French movie…YIkes

    Leave La Femme Nikita alone!!!

  • http://kennowen.blogspot.com/ ganymede30324

    La Femme Nikita holds up very well still. I’m not loving this.

  • http://thisisroomforblokes.blogspot.com Carlos

    Love that she is wearing SS2010 Gucci!!

  • ladys

    WTF?!?! I feel like my memories of my beloved LFN have just been *violated.*

    Yeah, this may sound more like the movie, but the USA series was just frigging epic (and yeah, Maggie and whoever are not even a CLOSE second to Peta and Roy…)

  • Zeiss

    Maggie Q is stunning, but nobody will ever replace Peta Wilson, nobody. And Shane West as Michael? Pluuhease. Nobody smolders like Roy Dupuis. Nobody.

  • eh

    “Only the half white Asian people are pretty, but I don’t consider them Asian they are Euroasian.”

    What exactly does this comment mean? The term Asian encompasses a wide array of ethnicities. It can refer to someone of Chinese, Indian, Malay, etc. descent. Many so-called Asians are a mix of these. (and btw, you spelled Eurasian wrong.)

    Aishwarya Rai is one of the most beautiful women on earth and she is Indian. Gong Li, Zhang Zhiyi are stunning too.

    And there is the mistaken impression among a lot of non-Asians that the term Asian only refers to people from East Asia ( Chinese, Korean, Japanese). It’s much much more than that.

  • viv

    those who said Asians are ugly,u got to kidding or completely blind.there are lots of gorgeous Asians actress out there. you’re ignorant to think that only white people looks good..

  • Amber

    WTF? This doesn’t look anything like the original French film. They should have tweaked the premise a bit and called it something different. A remake of a remake of a remake of an original (beautiful) film. I mean, hell, Alias managed to do pretty much the same thing and it wasn’t an explicit Nikita retread.

    Having said that, that clip was way better than I expected. But it doesn’t resemble Luc Besson’s original work hardly at all.

  • http://singledoctorsdate.com Charisma

    she is hot

  • http://happytoo.com happy girl

    I hate the racist comments here but I will say this: my girlfriend is Asian (Chinese) and she is beautiful. She goes up for work as a model/actress and does not get parts because they say she looks “too Asian”. I agree the women who make it are a Western version of an Asian woman like Zhang Yi from Crouching Tiger. She is not considered the most beautiful woman in China but in the West, she is seen as a very light and angular Western like version of a Chinese woman so she gets work. Notice Gong Li does not get as much work. Gong is more exotic. So there is this double standard of preference toward Euro-Asians. Same thing can be said for Ashwarya Rai: she has green eyes and light skin. So the West thinks she is more acceptable. Same thing with Halle Berry who is Biracial or Salma Hayek who is only part Mexican. Hollywood has its fair share of problems. Hopefully it will change but I think having an “other” in Nikita will help not hurt. I think it is good and maybe one day, you could have a dark skinned Phillipina star in a major TV show or something. Who knows?

  • chanel

    If she’s supposed to be ‘kicking butt’ then she should have more meat, muscle on her bones — literally her bones.

  • SARAH

    Seriously, keep your shitty comments to yourself. Take your white soon take over the world somewhere else.

    Really Larry : I don’t think they should have a Chinese or half or whatever she is play the lead role in Nakita. Blond and white looks better… Learn how to say things are not in racist terms you prick!

    Ya’ll do not know how to be respectful at all. There are so many white people are UGLY as hell. Ha. you deserved that. assholes

  • Sweetie

    @MGM:

    Hollywood and US are racist against asians. Here in Sweden there are more Asians on Television at least.

  • neer

    I like Maggie Q ( Naked Weapon etc.) but I am not sure how am I going to react when I see her Nikita version. I just loved Peta Wilson’s Nikita as she portrayed it so well that I couldn’t imagine anyone else doing it again.
    .
    Before i saw Peta’s Nikita & Bridget Fonda’s film Point of No Return, i saw all seasons of Alias first & I liked it. I read that Alias ( Jennifer Garner) was based somehow on Nikita, so I bought the complete set of Nikita dvd. I was surprised that I liked Nikita more than Alias.
    .
    Peta Wilson was very effective on Nikita that anyone who plays that role will probably pale in comparison to her. Peta Wilson was the perfect Nikita.

  • Diana

    Peta is very old for me..this new cast has my age. I love them.
    THE REALLY TRUE ‘NIKITA’ TRAILER:
    http://www.formulatv.com/videos/1929

  • Diana

    THIS IS THE REAL TRAILER:
    http://www.formulatv.com/videos/1929

  • Diana
  • Ayaz

    The Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai looks more like an Afghani woman than than an Indian woman. Most East Indians look like Mindy Kaling the ugly East Indian woman on the television show The Office. But Indian is a country full of self-haters and it is the skin bleaching capitol of the universe. The actress Freida Pinto is brown but she is still considered too dark for the self-hating Indians in Bollywood. Only British producers would ever hired her.

  • No Kaffir!

    please do not compare the true Asian people (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans) with the dirty hairy unattractive Kaffirs, Tamils, Sir Lanka, East Indian. They are not Asian like we are they are South East Asians but prefer to call themselves Asians because we are better than they are and they want to be connected with true Asian.

  • K

    I grew up watching La Femme Nikita with Peta Wilson and Roy Dupuis as Nikita and Michael (amazing chemistry between them, by the way!) and in my mind there’s no other cast but that.
    Maggie Q was cute in some movies, she made a good villain in Die Hard, but i honestly doubt she can carry a movie, much less an entire series. Besides i honestly don’t think she’s a good enough actress to pull this off, she seems stiff and unable to change.

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