Maggie Q is to make her TV return in a new limited series.
The Nikita star will play Ching Shih, a real-life pirate who terrorised the China Sea in the early 19th century, Deadline reports.
Red Flag will follow the iconic figure’s journey from young prostitute to one of the most feared pirates of the 1800s.
„It’s exciting to have the opportunity to share Ching Shih’s real-life story with audiences that are both familiar and unfamiliar with her prominent history,“ said the actress.
Maggie Q’s TV series Nikita – which aired on The CW – drew to a close earlier this year following a six-part final season.
The 34-year-old will next be seen in Divergent and has appeared in such films as 2006’s Mission: Impossible III and 2007’s fourth Die Hard movie.