Nikita is the latest in a long line of shows about a beautiful female intelligence agent named Nikita who works for a secret intelligence agent. The show itself is best classified as action-action adventure, and it starts off with the premise of a secret organization known as Division. Division was once a government organization that severed its ties with the government. After that, it went into business for itself, occasionally taking on decided un-patriotic jobs in the name of profit.
The main character of this show is Nikita Mears, played by Maggie Q. Mears, like other Division employees, was a troubled youth who was taken in by the organization and trained to be a ruthless spy and assassin. After a fairly exceptional career with Division, Mears left due the murder of her fiance by Division agents. The main story of the show features her struggle to bring down this ruthless, shadowy agency.