Friday, May 25, 2007

Bionic Woman

As I reported earlier, former Eastenders actress Michelle Ryan is set for massive success in the US with her new series Bionic Woman which was revealed in the latest 2IGTV to have been picked up for a full season on NBC beginning later in the year.

Seen here in the first images released of her in the role, Ryan will play Jamie Sommers, a tennis pro who suffers a near-fatal skydiving accident before her body is transformed with £25million worth of bionic wizardry.

In these shots from the pilot of the show, Jamie can be seen waking up with her new legs after the accident that put her in hospital. She also receives a bionic eye and a bionic arm. Producers say the pilot show for US network NBC will be a "re-imagination" of the original, a spin-off from cult hit The Six Million Dollar Man, which ran from 1976 to 1978 and starred Lindsay Wagner.

Ryan said "I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so I kind of enjoyed it all. I know, the title Bionic Woman - everybody has these iconic images, but I think with this series, what they want to do is make it very real...So Jamie Sommers is the girl next door, and she has had sort of a tragic younger life."

The series promises plenty of fighting and high-octane action for fans of the original. Here Jamie can be seen leaping from tall buildings, and engaging in martial arts style fighting in the driving rain with Katie (Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica) Sackoff who plays an older model Bionic Woman who has turned to the darkside. The show promises high-octane action and a realistic portrayal of a young woman whose life will never be quite the same after suffering serious injury.

An unknown in the US, and only here to EastEnders fans, the 23 year-old London-born actress has been quietly working to establish a career for herself in Hollywood.

Source: Daily Mail


Anonymous said...

Wonder if the costume dept will let her wear the same style of tops as she wore in eastenders? They made her appear rather ... pneumatic? mmm

Declan said...

Hmm, I cant help but think its a remix of Dark Angel, Alias and Buffy. I wonder if the audience will be there for it?

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

@ Sith: Let's hope so! (He says lecherously).

@ Dec: Well yes, those that watched Dark Angel, Alias and Buffy - Duh! LOL