Nikita Archive

  • On January 6, Nikita, the fourth entry in a long-running media franchise, returns to television in the United States on The CW. If you’ve never heard of Nikita, you’re not alone. The origin of this show is rather implausible for what is now a cult classic franchise in American television. Nikita’s beginnings start in 1990 in France, in , about a teenage junkie who participates in the robbery of a pharmacy owned by a friend’s parents. The robbery devolves into a gunfight with local police, during which her cohorts are killed. Suffering severe withdrawal symptoms, she murders a policeman. Nikita is arrested, tried, and convicted of murder and is sentenced to life in prison, where her death is faked, and […]

    Nikita Returns to The CW

    On January 6, Nikita, the fourth entry in a long-running media franchise, returns to television in the United States on The CW. If you’ve never heard of Nikita, you’re not alone. The origin of this show is rather implausible for what is now a cult classic franchise in American television. Nikita’s beginnings start in 1990 in France, in , about a teenage junkie who participates in the robbery of a pharmacy owned by a friend’s parents. The robbery devolves into a gunfight with local police, during which her cohorts are killed. Suffering severe withdrawal symptoms, she murders a policeman. Nikita is arrested, tried, and convicted of murder and is sentenced to life in prison, where her death is faked, and […]

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