Nikita is an American spy drama which premiered on September 9, 2010 on the CW Television Network.The series is based on French film Nikita, the film's remake: Point of No Return and a previous series La Femme Nikita.The series stars Maggie Q as Nikita Mears, the title protagonist of the series, as a rogue spy and assassin whose mission is to bring down the secret government agency called Division.
Portrayed by Maggie Q, Nikita Mears, the show's main protagonist and titular character, was a waif who never knew her parents and went from one foster home to another.
She later became a felony addicted teenager sentenced to death row.
The secret government agency, Division, recruited her and faked her death in order to rescue her from death row.
Following her rescue, she was trained as a spy and assassin.
Her dreams of serving her country well were broken after Division, the only people she thought she could trust, betrayed her.
After a three-year hiding period, Nikita now seeks retribution against Division and vowed to bring the agency down.
She is Michael's main love interest throughout the series.
In the season three premiere, Michael proposes to Nikita and she accepts saying "You had me at give you the damn Glock." He is a former US Navy intelligence officer.
Shane West, the actor who plays Michael, described Michael as "confused" and "torn between his loyalty to Division and his own feeling on where he should be going in his life".
It is later revealed that Percy, Division's head, hired Kaseem Tariq to kill Michael, but due to an accident, Michael's wife and daughter died.
It was this that Percy used to get Michael into Division saying that he could seek retribution.