Tuesday, October 10

Eick Reimagining Bionic

Source: Sci-Fi Wire

David Eick, executive producer of SCI FI Channel's original series Battlestar Galactica, will reinvent another 1970s SF show: The Bionic Woman, which he will executive-produce with film writer Laeta Kalogridis for SCI FI's parent TV network, NBC, Variety reported.

The original spinoff of The Six Million Dollar Man starred Lindsay Wagner as tennis-pro-turned-superwoman Jamie Sommers; it aired for two seasons on ABC before shifting to NBC in 1977 for its final year.

Eick told the trade paper that the new series will be "a complete reconceptualization of the title. We're using the title as a starting point, and that's all."

NBC Universal Television Studio will produce the new series, which has been given a script commitment by NBC.

Eick and fellow executive producer Ronald D. Moore turned SCI FI's Peabody Award-winning Battlestar into a series vastly different from its predecessor. Eick and Kalogridis are planning a similar "reimagination" of Bionic Woman: Instead of focusing on terrorism and militarism, the new Bionic will explore the role of professional women in contemporary society and how they juggle their various roles.

Kalogridis is working on a pair of projects with James Cameron, writing The Dive and co-writing Battle Angel with the helmer. On the TV front, Kalogridis created the WB series Birds of Prey.

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