Premieres: September 1, 2007
Show Categories: Drama, Science-Fiction
Cast: Michelle Ryan (EastEnders); Mae Whitman (State of Grace); Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica); Miguel Ferrer (Crossing Jordan); Chris Bowers (Rescue Me); Will Yun Lee(Witchblade); Molly Price (Third Watch)
Well, the people that brought you a newer, realer Battlestar Galactica are at it again. This time they are going to tackle the ’70s show, The Bionic Woman. In the updated tale, Jaime Sommers will be played by Michelle Ryan. A bartender who is also raising her teenage sister. After suffering a devastating accident, the only thing that can save her is some medical procedures of the top secret kind. It involves giving her two bionic legs, a bionic arm and a bionic eye.
This procedure comes at a price that will undoubtedly involve Jaime Sommers stopping crime or thwarting enemies with her newly acquired assets, while still managing her own life…or something like that.
Michelle Ryan may already be familiar to some as the actress in the British soap-opera, Eastenders, but if you are like me, I have never heard of her before. It will be interesting on how well she is received by US audiences, but by some of the pictures of this actress at a recent British Soap Awards, male audiences will not have much of an issue. Speaking of assets, one cast member who US audiences are aware of is Katee Sackhoff, who plays Starbuck in the remodeled BattleStar Galactica. She will play the original Bionic Woman who she has stated has gone a little crazy and will be one of the villains of the show.
The Bionic Woman is executive produced by Battlestar Galactica’s David Eick, The X Files’ Glen Morgan, and Kidnapped’s Michael Dinner. The show shares the same production company as Battlestar Galactica, and are both filmed in the same lot.
This may mean a grittier, more realistic spin on the subject matter, but I am having a hard time thinking this show will go anywhere. But I thought the same thing about Battlestar Galactica.
Click here for a few screenshots from the pilot episode.