After dusting off, reviving and giving Battlestar Galactica a swift kick in the ass, Producer David Eick set out to find other Universal properties that might receive a similar boot to the hind-parts. David found his muse in The Bionic Woman and began writing with Laeta Kalogridis, the writer of James Cameron’s (upcoming?) underwater breatholder movie, The Dive.
Their efforts paid off, as NBC gave The Bionic Woman a “cast-contingent” thumbs up for producing a reboot pilot– meaning, they have to get a good cast put together. Step one accomplished: The Bionic Woman has been found and cast in the form of Michelle Ryan, a UK thesp known for her role in the BBC show EastEnders, but not so much for anything over here. Now that the lead is cast, the only thing I’m worried about here is the inclusion of that metallic “Wh-neh-neh-neh-neh” sound effect whenever the Bionic Woman jumps or performs a feat of strength.
In case you don’t recall, the 70’s version of The Bionic Woman, starring Lindsay Wagner, showed us why tennis players shouldn’t go sky-diving. Their parachutes fail and they receive terrible injuries to their ears, arms and legs. Luckily, Miss Bionic was hitting the sack with Lee Majors, the Six Million Dollar Man, who had her rebuilt so she could befriend a dog named Maximillion (jackpot!) and fight the evil Fembots.
No word on the return of the fembots, or whether the reboot will include bionic boobs, which Michelle seems to have plenty of.