NBC has greenlit a one-hour pilot for a remake of The Bionic Woman. The 1976 classic TV show starred Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers, a female cyborg spy. The network gave a cast-contingent order to the pilot. No word yet on when shooting will begin or who will star as the title role.
The original was a spin-off of The Six Million Dollar Man. It followed Jaime Sommers, a tennis champion, after she’s almost killed in an accident. The U.S. Government saves her ass by giving her fake parts with special superhuman powers. She uses these powers to battle fembots and spies. Lindsay Wagner won an Emmy for her work.
Ugh, here we go again. Ruining a classic! There’s a lot of talented hos out there that can come up with original and interesting ideas. Why do we need to bring the past back? That being said, I really think CoCo should play the title role. That’s just my idea and I think it’s brilliant.