Pilot Scoop: Nikita's Maggie Q Snags Female Lead in CBS' Kevin Williamson Cop Drama

Maggie Q Kevin WilliamsonMaggie Q is jumping back into the “kicking ass and taking names” business, landing the female lead opposite Dylan McDermott in CBS’ cop-themed Untitled Kevin Williamson Project, TVLine has learned.

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The drama pilot, penned by Following creator Williamson, is described as a a psychological thriller centered on detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD.

Q will play Detective Beth Davis, the opinionated, obsessive, guarded, workaholic Division Captain.

The cast also includes Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids, True Blood).

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57 Comments
  1. Kaycee says:

    Awesome! Love her!

  2. Lena120 says:

    Yes!! I love Maggie. So happy she’ll be back onscreen again. It seems like almost the whole cast of Nikita has new shows. Shane West and Aaron Stanford have parts on Salem and SyFy’s 12 Monkeys.

  3. ryan says:

    She cant act wat an awful casting

  4. Daniel says:

    I wasn’t really excited about this, but now I want it to happen because Maggie is in it!

  5. Mikael says:

    How long before Kevin Williamson abandons the show for another one? But in all seriousness, I loved Maggie Q on Nikita. I actually wish she was on Agents of SHIELD. She would’ve been a much better Melinda May. I’m glad to see she’s in something new though!

  6. H says:

    Yessssss can’t wait to see her on TV again!

  7. DL says:

    Sounds interesting, but I really hope it’s not just a procedural about stalkers instead of killers. If it’s more serialized, I’m in.

  8. Kat says:

    sounds like an interesting show…i will be glad to see her back on tv again!

  9. Tav says:

    Well CBS is trying something different aren’t they. First casting Meghan Ory in “Intelligence”, then Katharine McPhee (in whatever her project is called) and now Maggie Q. Guess “CW”-type actresses are really in demand.

    • Poppinglocs says:

      I’m sorry how is Meghan a “CW” actress?

      • Kris says:

        And how is Maggie Q? Because of one, ONE CW-Show? You can’t be serious…

      • Tav says:

        Granted not all the actresses are from shows on that network, but based on quality, OUAT and Smash might as well have been. Basically the actresses’ previous roles are lot more “fluff” compared to what most CBS crime procedurals consist of.

        • Kris says:

          Uhm, you have no idea of who Maggie Q actually is – or what Nikita was like – do you? :D She’s decidedly not “fluff2, no matter which network you compare her with ^^

      • dude says:

        Well she looks an awful lot like Jessica Lowndes who is a CW actress.

  10. ZMaX says:

    Maggie Q is so great. She was able to play all the different sides of Nikita so perfectly. The though assassin, compassionate savior, emotionally broken victim, etc…
    I hope to see her on my screen soon.

  11. James D says:

    Nice I love Maggie Q. i was already sold on Dylan McDermott Maggie is just gravy.

  12. Fernanda says:

    I hope there will be a good psychological thriller and not with murderers and psychos as anti heroes.

  13. Jen says:

    I would be tempted to check this out because of her but unfortunately I can’t stand Dylan McDermott.

    • Me says:

      Me 2. Can’t stand Dylan McD there. There’s not a looker in the show. Maggie Q doesn’t count because I’m not into chicks!

  14. Arlene says:

    thank you! yes! but isn’t McDermott in something else? (Crisis)?

  15. Poppinglocs says:

    “opinionated, obsessive, guarded, workaholic Division Captain”

    This is soooo tired. How many uptight female leads do we need?

    Hopefully Maggie will give her character at least SOME personality.

    • Poppinglocs says:

      I forgot to mention, hopefully she is also not another one of those robotic females whose sole purpose is to beat people up. It’s annoying.

      Give her SOME humanity.

  16. Tina B. says:

    YAY! more Maggie q! Now about the sexy Shane West

  17. Jake says:

    Shane West is already in a new series called Salem. Maggie rocks…Love her and I am sorry but the CW under promoted Nikita. They are way to focused on their emo, sappy TVD and The Originals which IMO suck a**.

  18. Jay says:

    Great news about Maggie! I wonder if Lyndsey Fonseca & Melinda Clarke have any TV or Movies in the works.

  19. up and over says:

    Love Maggie Q! Glad to see her back on T.V. She was wonderful as NIKITA.

  20. Lisa says:

    Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott ? AWESOME!!!!!

  21. Brooke says:

    Nice! Glad to see she’s in demand after Nikita.

  22. Pati says:

    Love Magie Q and loved Nikita but I don’t watch one single show on Cbs their shows are never apealing to me

  23. David says:

    Go Maggie! Awesome she’s back so soon. Nikita rocked!

  24. Ram510 says:

    I’m really excited about Maggie and this show. But then I saw Dylan McDermott has been casted in it, why? I don’t understand how that man keeps getting work? He’s not good and they should consider finding someone else to play the role.

  25. Dani says:

    Kind of funny how Maggie took down ‘Division’ in Nikita and in this show, she’s the ‘Division’ Captain.

  26. JC says:

    Yes I am sold CBS!!! I can’t wait I hope it gets picked up I love Maggie Q and I am still pushing for a #NikitaMovie :D

  27. Boone says:

    Amazing casting!
    Maggie rocks and I’m a big fan of Williamson since Scream.

  28. Joy Davidson says:

    I really love both Maggie Q and Dylan Mcdermott together. This is totally a match made in TV heaven. I really hope this show gets picked up. 😃🙏

  29. bonnie says:

    boo to dylan mcdermott. he sucks. how is he getting acting gigs? he has one face.

  30. Joseph Falzone says:

    It’s sure is good to see Maggie Q on T.V. again. I miss Nikita I still can’t believe they ended NIKITA I always looked forward to watching it.

  31. Cheryl says:

    AWESOME!!!! I LOVE MAGGIE Q!!! I CAN STOP WATCHING NIKITA RE-RUNS!!!!
    MAGGIE, YOU ROCK! Girl power!

  32. Sharren Thomas thomassharren@gmail.com says:

    I’m soooooo through that my girl Maggie Q is back….great actress… it would have been nice had they added Alex to the cast .

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