British actress becomes "Bionic Woman"

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:46am EST

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - British actress Michelle Ryan has landed the title role on NBC's drama pilot "The Bionic Woman," an updated version of the 1970s series that starred Lindsay Wagner.

Ryan, best known for her five-year turn on the popular BBC soap "EastEnders," will play a bright woman who is transformed into a technological wonder with $50 million worth of bionic components implanted in her body.

"The Bionic Woman" was originally a spin-pff from "The Six Million Dollar Man," which starred Lee Majors as Col. Steve Austin.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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