The CW has given a greenlight to its updated take on "La Femme Nikita."
Also Wednesday, the Dub netlet picked up a drama pilot from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.
With its titled shortened to just "Nikita," the new take follows what happens when the original Nikita goes rogue -- and a replacement is brought in.
Craig Silverstein is writing and exec producing "Nikita," which comes from Warner Bros. TV and McG's Wonderland label. McG and Wonderland's Peter Johnson are exec producing.
Danny Cannon, who directed the "CSI" and "CSI: New York" pilots, is on board to helm "Nikita."
... adapted in 1997 for the U.S./Canadian co-production "La Femme Nikita," adapted for TV by Joel Surnow and starring Peta Wilson. USA Network ran the show for five seasons, from 1997 to 2001.
CW greenlights 'Nikita' remake
Michael Schneider - 1/27/10 1:00pm
Another strong female lead for CW network. Too bad they didn't have Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles