While NBC hasn’t officially cancelled their Bionic Woman series, unofficially, everyone knows that it’s not coming back — including co-executive producer David Eick.
Though Eick had great success working with Ron Moore on the remake of Battlestar Galactica, the new Bionic Woman just wasn’t a success. At Sci Fi Channel’s upfront presentation yesterday, he said, “I just felt that the process was so frustrating, and the conditions under which we were making that show never really came to fruition in such a way that I felt like we could make the show well. The actress [Michelle Ryan] we found was wonderful. Some of the writing was good.”
Though he’s disappointed that the show didn’t come together, Eick hints that perhaps we haven’t seen the last of Jaime Sommers — in some form. He concedes, “We just didn’t ever bring it all together like we did with Battlestar. At a certain point, when it becomes that frustrating, I think you’re better off to say, ‘Let’s try again another time,’ and let it go.” Stay tuned!