Jane can heal herself but apparently not her ailing series. The Sci Fi Channel has decided to cancel their original program Painkiller Jane after 22 episodes.
Painkiller Jane told the story of DEA Agent Jane Vasco (Kristanna Loken) who discovers that she has the ability to heal quickly from any injury. As a result of this special power, she is recruited by a secret government agency that tracks down “Neuros” — mutant humans with supernormal mental powers. The cast also included Noah Danby, Rob Stewart, Alaina Huffman and Sean Owen Roberts.
Painkiller Jane began as a comic book and was loosely adapted for a 2005 TV movie for Sci Fi. The movie was a success and spawned the television series which debuted on April 13, 2007. Unfortunately, the series premiere attracted a disappointing 1.55 million and viewership has declined from there. As a result, Sci Fi has opted not to renew the series for a second year.
The last episode of Painkiller Jane is still scheduled to air on September 21, 2007. “Endgame” will focus on several powerful Neuros launching a prison break. It’s unknown at this point if the series finale will tie up any loose storylines but a DVD release is expected at some point in the near future. Stay tuned!