USA Cable Entertainment will develop a remake of Universal TV's 1976 series "The Bionic Woman" for USA Network with producers Team Todd attached to executive produce.
" 'The Bionic Woman' is an old title that is ripe for reinvention and therefore it fits well into our franchise-with-a-promotable-hook strategy," USA Network executive vp series and longform programming Jeff Wachtel says. "We'd like to launch two more series next summer, and we would love ('Bionic Woman') to be one of them."
The original ABC, then NBC series, was a spinoff from "The Six Million Dollar Man."
Premise of the series featured 'Jaime Sommers' (Lindsay Wagner), originally a professional tennis player, (and Col. Steve "Six Million Dollar Man" Austin's fiancee), 'bionically' rebuilt, by scientists at the 'OSI' (a fictitious government agency), receiving two bionic legs, a bionic arm, and a bionic ear.
Producers say the new Jaime will be tall, athletic, blond and blue-eyed.
"We are going to take advantage of the fact that what seemed beyond the realm of reality back when they did the original show -- are real in true life now," producer Suzanne Todd says.