La Femme Nikita, also known as Nikita, is a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner Brothers. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow.
The series was first telecast in North America on the USA Network cable channel on January 13, 1997, and ran for five television seasons—until March 2001. The series was also aired in Canada on the over-the-air CTV Television Network. La Femme Nikita was the highest-rated drama on American basic cable during its first two seasons. It was also distributed in some other countries, and it continues to have a strong cult following.
Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and, believing her twin assets of beauty and ability to kill will make her a valuable new operative, trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job. The new operative, code-named 'Josephine', proves to be somewhat less ruthless than planned, however, as she had been falsely convicted and never murdered anyone.
- Peta Wilson as Nikita
- Roy Dupuis as Michael
- Eugene Robert Glazer as Operations / Paul L. Wolfe
- Alberta Watson as Madeline
- Matthew Ferguson as Seymour Birkoff/Jason Crawford
- Don Francks as Walter
- Cindy Dolenc as Quinn
- Carlo Rota as Mick Schtoppel / "Mr. Jones" / Reginald "Martin" Henderson
- Lindsay Collins as "Devo" One aka Elizabeth
- Josh Holliday as "Devo" Two aka Henry (seasons 3–5)
- portrayed by various uncredited extras in seasons 1–2
- Tara Slone as Gail
- Anais Granofsky as Carla
- Bruce Payne as Jurgen
- Siân Phillips as Adrian
- David Hemblen as George
- Lawrence Bayne as Davenport
- Kris Lemche as Greg Hillinger
- Stephen Shellen as Marco O'Brien
- Samia Shoaib as Elena
- Evan Caravela as Adam
- Kira Clavell as Jasmine Kwong
- Edward Woodward as Mr. Jones aka Philip, codename 'Flavius'
- Polly Shannon as Michelle
- Kassandra Marr as Kyria
- Conrad Coates as Haled
- Aidan Devine as Graff
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