So, this Nikita is supposed to be a follow on of sorts to the other Nikita movies/shows?
Also, I see what Christopher is saying about having a point of view character, though I would rather that character be Nikita herself. Perhaps the pilot could be the story of her recruitment and her eventual turning against the Division.
I don't think it's literally in the continuity of the previous versions. It's basically using the concept
of the old versions as the backstory for the new series.
The story of her recruitment and gradual disillusionment was already told at length in the old series, so I can see where they would want to skip over that this time around. Just to do something different.