“Battlestar Galactica” executive producer David Eick is teaming with feature screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis to reinvent The Bionic Woman for NBC, says Variety.
Eick and Kalogridis will executive 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. The series 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 the trade. “We’re using the title as a starting point, and that’s all.”
NBC Universal Television Studio is producing the new take, which has been given a script commitment by the network.
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.