In attempt to boost viewership in young females, The CW is looking to lighten the show’s somber mood and jack up its title character’s love life. There will be the introduction of several new characters, including a confidant and potential love interest for Nikita who’s described as a clean-cut, all-American CIA case officer.
“Moms want to marry off their daughters to this kid,” reads the casting notice. “But he’s too busy saving the world.”
According to EW, CW is promising that they're only talking about some slight tweaks, the core of Nikita will not change.