'Nikita' is an action TV drama series on The CW Television Network, and based on 'La Femme Nikita', a French movie. Nikita, played by Maggie Q, is an assassin who has vowed to take down Division, the agency which saved and trained her.

About Nikita

'Nikita' is a TV action drama on The CW network, starring Maggie Q ('Live Free or Die Hard,' 'Mission: Impossible III') as Nikita.

'Nikita' is a modernized television version of the 1990 French action film, 'La Femme Nikata,' and the 1993 American film, 'Point of No Return,' which starred Bridget Fonda.

'Nikita' follows a deeply troubled teenager who was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division. Without any known reason, Division faked Nikita's execution and told her she was being given a second chance in order for her to start a new life and serve her country. Veiled behind a facade, Division never fully disclosed their interest in or motives for Nikita--she was being trained to be a spy and assassin for the United States. As much as Nikita was trained to deny her impulses and go on instinct, she never lost her humanity, even falling in love and becoming engaged with a civilian. The love of her life, and fiance, however, is murdered. In that moment, Nikita recognizes that she has been betrayed by the only people she has ever trusted, Division.

Now aware just how far Division is willing to go in order to protect their investment, Nikita escapes from the secret agency's control. After 3 years of hiding and planning, she now has everything she needs to take down Division.

'Nikita' airs on The CW Thursday nights after 'The Vampire Diaries.'

'Nikita' Stars:
Maggie Q as Nikita
Shane West as Michael
Lyndsy Fonseca as Alex
Aaron Stanford as Birkhoff
Melinda Clarke as Amanda
Xander Merkeley as Percy