Nikita

9:00pm Thursday, November 25 on LIVING

A deadly and beautiful female assassin is out for revenge against the secret government agency that wronged her as new high-octane drama series Nikita continues exclusively on LIVING.

The series stars sultry international action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) as the rogue killer who is pure sex and violence in high heels. With adrenaline- pumping action and high production values, the show is wowing UK audiences.

This week, Nikita runs into trouble when she trys to protect the mistress of a senator that Division intends to assassinate. In return for permanently covering up his affair, the senator has agreed to ensure continued government funding to the out-of-control agency.

9:00pm Thursday, October 28 on LIVING

A deadly and beautiful female assassin is out for revenge against the secret government agency that wronged her as new high-octane drama series Nikita continues exclusively on LIVING this week. It stars sultry international action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) as the rogue killer who is pure sex and violence in high heels. Nikita’s adrenaline-pumping action and high production values are lining it up to be a big hit in the UK autumn schedule.

Nikita was taken from death row by a secret US government agency, known only as Division, and given a second chance as a ruthless spy and assassin. When she made the mistake of falling in love with a civilian, Division had him killed, and Nikita disappeared. Now she is back for revenge against the corrupt agency and is trying to make amends for the crimes she committed for them. This week, she sets out to avenge the death of her first assassination target, a homeland security agent who had been trying to stop a Triad slave-trafficking ring.

After setting the slave labourers free and burning the Triad sweatshop to the ground, Nikita goes in search of the Triad leader and makes the shocking discovery that her supposed first kill is alive and working for the Triads in Hong Kong. Division faked his death. But why? Nikita confronts him in Hong Kong, unaware that her former Division handler Michael is hot on her trail. His strong feelings for Nikita have so far prevented him from obeying his orders to kill her on sight, but can she trust him again not to shoot?

9:00pm Thursday, October 7 on LIVING

A deadly and beautiful female assassin is out for revenge against the secret government agency that wronged her in an exclusive new high-octane drama series premiering on LIVING this week. Following just after its US debut, it stars sultry international action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) as the rogue killer who is pure sex and violence in high heels. It is a compelling update of the classic Luc Besson 1990 French movie, and with its adrenaline-pumping action and high production values it is lining up to be a big hit in the UK autumn schedule.

Nikita was taken from death row by an ultra-secret US government agency known only as Division. They faked her execution and gave her a second chance to serve her country as a ruthless spy and assassin. When she made the mistake of falling in love with a civilian, Division had him killed, and Nikita disappeared. Now Division’s rogue assassin is back and seeking retribution against a corrupt agency which is out of control.

In the opening episode Nikita’s mission to bring down the Division is paralleled with the recruitment of young tearaway Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca – Kick Ass) to their charm school for assassins. Nikita’s mission is not just to destroy Division, but also to help recruits like Alex escape. As Division reels from her devastating attacks and throws all it has against her it seems that Nikita may not last long in this mismatched fight. But not everyone within Division is against her and she may not be on her own in a crusade is sure to keep viewers enthralled.

The Living TV Group today announced an exclusive two-show deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) that will bring two of the hottest and most sought-after dramas from this year’s LA Screenings – Nikita, starring international action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) and Chase, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television – to entertainment channel LIVING. The announcement was made today by The Living TV Group’s Head of Acquisitions Amy Barham and Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

Nikita will air on LIVING in Autumn 2010, shortly after its US premiere on The CW Network, with LIVING following closely on its heels so UK viewers can see the hotly anticipated series soon thereafter

Chase, that will be renamed for the UK market, will air from 2011

Amy Barham said: “Nikita is the hottest, most action packed new drama of the season with an amazingly strong female lead that we know will excite and engage Living’s audiences this Autumn.

We’re thrilled to be able to bring it exclusively to the channel. Chase will follow in 2011, providing a new favourite show for all of our procedural fans.”

Jeffrey Schlesinger said: “Our series have enjoyed great success on Living. This is in no small part because the network truly invests in smart scheduling and creative marketing support around their programming. We believe the same will hold true for Nikita and Chase, two high-quality, compelling shows that fit perfectly into the programming mix of LIVING and its young audience.”

Nikita is a young, sexy, punchy, addition to LIVING and the centrepiece of the Autumn primetime schedule. International action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III, Live Free or Die Hard) takes the title role, Nikita, as a trained assassin gone rogue. Division is an ultra-secret government agency whose operatives are recruited young people with severed ties to family, friends and society.

Trained to be invisible assassins, no one ever leaves Division – except the beautiful and deadly Nikita, who has managed to escape and has revenge on her mind. Throughout the series, Nikita makes it her mission to undermine the now-corrupt organization. A force to be reckoned with, the rogue Nikita taunts Division, staying on their radar, but always that one step ahead.

Yet as determined as Nikita is to bring down her former agency, there are those just as determined to stop her, including Division’s newest recruit, Alex, played by Lyndsy Fonseca, (Kick-Ass, Desperate Housewives), a beautiful young woman who seems destined to replace Nikita as their next top operative.

In addition to Maggie Q and Fonseca, Shane West (ER), Aaron Stanford (X2: X-Men United), with Melinda Clarke (The O.C., The Vampire Diaries) and Xander Berkeley (24, Taken) also star. The series is executive produced by Craig Silverstein (Bones), Danny Cannon (the CSI series), McG (Supernatural, Terminator Salvation) and Peter Johnson (Supernatural, Human Target). Nikita is from Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, and is distributed around the world by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

Also, joining LIVING’s raft of premiere dramas is Chase, which will air from 2011. From Emmy® Award–winning executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer and executive producer Jennifer Johnson (Cold Case), Chase is a lightning-fast-paced drama that drops viewers smack into the middle of a game of cat and mouse as a team of US marshals hunts down America’s most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (Past Life) stars as US Marshal Annie Frost, a strong, resourceful, cowboy boot–wearing deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down these violent criminals on the run. Cole Hauser (K-Ville), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Rose Rollins (The L Word) and Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) also star as members of Annie’s elite team.

 

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