Straight outta Walford

David Eick has found his Jamie Sommers in a rather surprising place - namely the market stalls of Walford. The technically enhanced lead in his Bionic Woman update will be played by Brit actress Michelle Ryan, best known for the five years she spent as Zoe Slater on EastEnders .

Though NBC apparently considered hiring a “name”, they’ve opted for someone who's only known in the States to fans of depressing British soaps and collectors of celebrity gossip mags. Who knows, maybe this could start an SF plundering of Albert Square? What price on Ross Kemp cropping up as a moody hardman in Battlestar Galactica , Little Mo discovering she has superpowers in Heroes or Michelle Collins turning up in the new series of Doctor Who … Hang on a sec…

Story from Variety via Sci Fi Wire .