Nikita star Maggie Q is staying in the CBS/Warner Bros family with a lead role in CBS‘ untitled Kevin Williamsondrama pilot. Maggie Q will play the female lead opposite Dylan McDermottin the project, from Warner Bros TV, the studio behind CW drama Nikita, which wrapped its run earlier this season. Written by Williamson and directed by Liz Friedlander, the psychological thriller revolves around two detectives, Beth (Maggie Q) and Jack (McDermott), who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. Detective Beth Davis is the opinionated and obsessive, workaholic division captain of LAPD’s Threat Assessment Unit who also narrates the story.
Maggie Q, repped by Untitled and CAA, will next be seen in the Divergent trilogy and in Conspiracy On Jekyll Island. She is also attached to star in event limitedRed Flag, about famous Chinese pirate Ching Shih, which is now in development. Maggie Q is the latest principal Nikita cast member to sign on for a starring TV role, joining Shane West, who is the male lead on WGN America’s first scripted series, drama Salem, and Aaron Stanford, who plays the lead of Syfy’s pilot 12 Monkeys, with his Nikita co-star Noah Bean also cast in the pilot.