Oooh, this is exciting news for fans of the excellent SciFi Channel series Battlestar Galactica. Josef Adalian reports for Variety that BSG executive producer David Eick has been tapped to offer a new version of the successful 1970’s series “Bionic Woman” for NBC:
Eick and (feature scribe) Kalogridis will exec produce a new take on “Bionic,” a 1970s spinoff of “The Six Million Dollar Man” in which Lindsay Wagner played tennis pro-turned-superwoman Jamie Sommers. Skein aired for two seasons on ABC before shifting to NBC in 1977 for its final year.
“It’s a complete reconceptualization of the title,” Eick told Daily Variety. “We’re using the title as a starting point, and that’s all.”
Eick and scribe Ronald D. Moore turned Sci Fi’s Peabody Award-winning “Battlestar” into a series vastly different from its predecessor, making it a metaphoric examination of the post-9/11 world. Eick and Kalogridis are planning a similar “re-imagination” 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.
“It’s using the idea of artificial technology as a metaphor for what contemporary women sometimes feel is necessary to do everything that needs to be done,” Eick said.
Let’s also hope that their “re-imagination” includes that cool noise that she and “The Six Million Dollar Man” made when using their bionics. How do you spell BRRHHRHRHRHRHRHRHRHRR?