Nikita (2010–2013)
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When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who trained her as a spy and assassin. Nikita was eventually ... See full summary »


Danny Cannon


Craig Silverstein (developed by), Craig Silverstein | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Q ... Nikita
Shane West ... Michael
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Alex
Aaron Stanford ... Seymour Birkhoff
Ashton Holmes ... Thom
Tiffany Hines ... Jaden
Melinda Clarke ... Amanda
Xander Berkeley ... Percy
David Ferry ... Gary
Rothaford Gray ... General Safwani
Hamish McEwan ... John Fleder
Sebastien Roberts ... Daniel Monroe
Manuel Urrego ... Guillermo (as Manuel E. Urrego)
Rob Stewart ... Roan
Chris Gillett ... Senator Markus


When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who trained her as a spy and assassin. Nikita was eventually betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former boss, Percy and her former friends Michael and Birkhoff that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation. Division continues to recruit and train other young people, among them Jaden and Thom, erasing all evidence of their former lives and turning them into cold and efficient killers. One of these new recruits, Alex is a beautiful girl with a violent past and a story not so different from Nikita's. The recruits all spend part of their training with Amanda, a master manipulator who can turn any ugly duckling into a swan and any bleeding heart into a killer. Written by CW Publicity

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Nikita tells her foster father, "I had just turned 18, so they were able to charge me with Murder 1." It is possible in every state in the United States to charge at least some juveniles with first degree murder, and especially possible to do so for a cop killer. What is actually impossible under 18, on the grounds of unconstitutionality, is sentencing a juvenile to death. See more »


Alex: Why? Why me?
Michael: Because you're a young, attractive white female, virtually none personal ties or paper trail. Now, those do exist, but they're hard to come by.
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From Neptune (2008)
Courtesy You Are Here
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Just Perfect
12 October 2015 | by nicholls_lesSee all my reviews

Absolutely loved this entire series and subsequent ones. ALL the characters are brilliant from the broody looking Michael to the deliciously evil Amanda. Special note to Lyndsey Fonsec as Alex, she really pulled this off brilliantly with an appropriate mix of vulnerability and tortured madness.

Then of course there is the excellent Xander Berkeley as Percy. Truly superb acting and you actually find yourself hating him.

But top praise must go to Maggie Q as Nikita. Despite what some have said about her not looking the part, I thought she looked exactly the part. A secret assassin would not look like an assassin or she would be singled out and caught too easily. Maggie Q looks amazing both in her looks and also when carrying out the very realistic martial arts and weapons sequences. I totally believed she WAS Nikita.

But everything about this program is brilliant and all the cast were just perfect. It is a shame they cancelled this during series 4 but I am collecting the box sets to watch over and over again.

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Release Date:

9 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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