La Femme Nikita

La Femme Nikita

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  • 1997
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.5  (9,158)

The television series entitled La Femme Nikita is Canadian television series with an action/drama genre. The series is based on a film that was created by Luc Besson entitled Nikita. The television series was first released in North America under USA Network, a cable channel. The series ran for five seasons before it was axed. However, in Canada, the show was shown over the air under the CTV television Network. During the first two seasons, the series ranked as one of the most watched drama series in the criteria of basic cable television shows. To this day, La Femme Nikita is still being distributed worldwide and has fairly strong and loyal cult following. There are some notable differences between the film and the television series. In the film originally done by Luc Besson, Nikita was portrayed as a drug addict and a juvenile delinquent who was framed of killing a policeman in cold blood while attempting to rob a pharmacy. She was then apprehended and sentenced to die through the means of lethal injection. However, the government secretly drugged her instead of a lethal injection thus faking her death. Nikita was then became a recruit by a secret government organization to become a highly trained lethal assassin. In the television series, Nikita was innocent. Not a drug addict or a juvenile delinquent. She was just a homeless woman who happens to be at the scene of the crime when a pharmacy robbery took place. She was sentenced to death. However, she supposedly committed suicide and was brought in by secret organization. She had to become a Recruit. Otherwise, they would have let her die in the table. Nikita then escapes the secret organization with the ultimate intention of bringing it down to the ground one mission at a time. She also gets help from the inside and recruits other helpful characters as the series progresses. The secret organization is also trying to hunt her down. During the series, it is a blur who truly is the hunter and who is the hunted.

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Seasons
A Time for Every Purpose
8. A Time for Every Purpose
March 4, 2001
The fate of Section is determined.
Let No Man Put Asunder
7. Let No Man Put Asunder
February 25, 2001
Michael finally returns to Section to help them defeat the Collective with the information he's gathered.
The Evil That Men Do
6. The Evil That Men Do
February 18, 2001
Operations' plane is shot down by the Collective, and Nikita is sent to rescue him. Meanwhile, both Section and the Collective try to figure out whose side Michael is on.
The Man Behind the Curtain
5. The Man Behind the Curtain
February 11, 2001
Nikita comes face to face with the true leader of the Centre - none other than her own father.
All the World's a Stage
4. All the World's a Stage
February 4, 2001
Nikita lures Mr. Jones into the field for a mission to wrest some answers from him about why she was brought into Section.
In Through the Out Door
3. In Through the Out Door
January 21, 2001
Operations discovers the Collective has infiltrated Section's mainframe in a bid to locate and kidnap Michael's son Adam. The agent asks Nikita for help returning to Section One - but Jones is suspicious of his intentions.
A Girl Who Wasn't There
2. A Girl Who Wasn't There
January 14, 2001
Nikita's relationship with Mr. Jones puts her in deadly danger as Operations takes drastic measures to secure his own position in the hierarchy. Having survived an attempt on her life, Nikita puts her job on the line to find her arch-enemy before the Collective get hold of him.
Deja Vu All Over Again
1. Deja Vu All Over Again
January 7, 2001
Nikita thinks her days in the field are over, but when her prior experience is determined to be invaluable to a new mission, Mr. Jones (Carlo Rota) sends her on the assignment.
La Femme Nikita
La Femme Nikita

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The television series entitled La Femme Nikita is Canadian television series with an action/drama genre. The series is based on a film that was created by Luc Besson entitled Nikita. The television series was first released in North America under USA Network, a cable channel. The series ran for five seasons before it was axed. However, in Canada, the show was shown over the air under the CTV television Network.

During the first two seasons, the series ranked as one of the most watched drama series in the criteria of basic cable television shows. To this day, La Femme Nikita is still being distributed worldwide and has fairly strong and loyal cult following.

There are some notable differences between the film and the television series. In the film originally done by Luc Besson, Nikita was portrayed as a drug addict and a juvenile delinquent who was framed of killing a policeman in cold blood while attempting to rob a pharmacy. She was then apprehended and sentenced to die through the means of lethal injection. However, the government secretly drugged her instead of a lethal injection thus faking her death. Nikita was then became a recruit by a secret government organization to become a highly trained lethal assassin.

In the television series, Nikita was innocent. Not a drug addict or a juvenile delinquent. She was just a homeless woman who happens to be at the scene of the crime when a pharmacy robbery took place. She was sentenced to death. However, she supposedly committed suicide and was brought in by secret organization. She had to become a Recruit. Otherwise, they would have let her die in the table.

Nikita then escapes the secret organization with the ultimate intention of bringing it down to the ground one mission at a time. She also gets help from the inside and recruits other helpful characters as the series progresses. The secret organization is also trying to hunt her down. During the series, it is a blur who truly is the hunter and who is the hunted.La Femme Nikita is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (96 episodes). The series first aired on January 13, 1997.

La Femme Nikita is available for streaming on the USA website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch La Femme Nikita on demand at Amazon, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 13, 1997
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (9,158)