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Even Pain Cant Kill Jane

The Sci Fi’s been brewing up a new series for comic book fans. The network that brought you hit series such as ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and ‘Eureka’ will be premiering a new original series called ‘Painkiller Jane,’ next month. Based on the comic book series of the same name, created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, ‘Painkiller Jane’ sounds like a combination of ‘Heroes’ and ‘Alias.’

The show centers on Jane Vasco, played by Kristanna Loken, whose most recent TV work included a regular spot on ‘The L Word’ though people might remember her best as the nearly unstoppable and totally magnetic she-bitch from Terminator 3. Jane is a former DEA agent who gets recruited by a covert government agency that operates from an abandoned subway platform (season 4 of ‘Alias,’ anyone?). Her job is to contain and on occasion, neutralize the threat of “Neuros.” Neuros are people with superhuman neurological powers. Though there’s no mention of a list or cheerleaders who need saving, that part of the plot sounds very similar to NBC’s ‘Heroes.’

On her first investigation, Jane discovers that she has a strange ability, which is indestructibility. Though she can’t be killed, she can still feel pain. After learning of her own little “talent” of not dying when she’s supposed to, Jane becomes determined to learn more about the other Neuros, many of which tend to have a real problem keeping their powers under control.

Also starring in ‘Painkiller Jane’ is Rob Stewart, Noah Danby, Sean Owen Roberts, Stephen Lobo, Nathaniel Deveaux and Alaina Huffman.

‘Painkiller Jane’ will premiere on Friday, April 13th at 10 PM EST on the Sci Fi Channel.

Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.