is a re-imagining of the original 1970’s television series, which featured actress Lindsay Wagner as the crime-fighting heroine. The first season of the original series was shown on the ABC network, while the second (and final) season was aired on NBC. With the exception of Jaime Sommers (aka Bionic Woman
), fans of the franchise can expect to see new characters on the sci-fi drama series when it makes its debut this fall. Additionally, although the series will still revolve around the transformation of its lead character, the plot lines will have a more contemporary flavor.
The series was created by David Eick. Laeta Kalogridis, Jason Smilovic and Glen Morgan are the show’s executive producers.
Read on to know more about the cast of Bionic Woman
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Taking over Wagner’s place is 23-year-old actress Michelle Ryan
. Ryan will play Jaime Sommers, a bartender who becomes the Bionic Woman after getting involved in a terrible car accident. Born in Enfield, Greater London, Ryan is an English actress who gained popularity for her portrayal of Zoe Slater on the hit drama series, EastEnders
. Her other acting credits include Cashback, Jekyll
has been cast in the role of Jonas Bledsoe, the wealthy director of the Bionics program who is responsible for Jaime's transformation. For most of his career, Ferrer has been known to play villainous characters. A Screen Actors Guild Award winner, Ferrer has guest-starred in many popular television series, such as Miami Vice
, Will &Grace
. Among his big screen projects are RoboCop, The Manchurian Candidate
and Will Yun Lee
will be playing Bionic team members Ruth Treadwell and Jae Kim, respectively. Price, a graduate of Rutgers University, is best known for her portrayal of Faith Yokas in the drama series, Third Watch
. Lee is a Korean-American actor whose film credits include Die Another Day, Torque
has been tasked to play Becca Sommers, Jaime’s deaf sister. Whitman portrayed recurring character Ann Veal on the comedy series, Arrested Development
. She began her acting career at the tender age of 4, having starred alongside Meg Ryan in When a Man Loves a Woman
. The 19-year-old actress has also done extensive voice work for several animated series and commercials.
Also included in the cast are Chris Bowers
(as Dr. Will Masters, Jaime’s love interest) and Battlestar Galactica
’s Katee Sackhoff
(as Sarah Corvis, Jaime’s arch rival).
The series premiere of Bionic Woman
will air on September 26 at 9/8c on NBC.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Photo Courtesy of NBC)