Melissa George Returns to her Alias Roots with Nemesis

Melissa GeorgeIf you’re not keeping up with Cinemax’s new action-adventure show “Strike Back”, you’re really missing out on a pretty good show. One of the writers/producers of “Strike Back” is Frank Spotnitz, late of “The X-Files”, who has now set up a second show at Cinemax — this one called “Nemesis” (aka “Morton”), with Melissa George landing the female lead.

George will star as “a highly skilled operative for an elite private intelligence firm who survives an attempt on her life that might have been orchestrated by members of her own team. Once she returns to the firm, she must perform her secretive duties without knowing who to trust and who wants her dead.”

Sorta sounds like “Alias” with Jennifer Garner, no? “Alias”, of course, was also home for George for a number of years, so battling spies is definitely not new to the gal. Although in recent years she’s been spending a lot of time in the horror genre, with roles in Christopher Smith’s “Triangle”, “A Lonely Place to Die”, and the upcoming “Bag of Bones”.

“Nemesis” is a BBC-Cinemax joint venture, and will show on Cinemax in the States. Besides “Strike Back” and “Nemesis”, Cinemax also has the “Transporter” TV series on the way. If they keep this up, I might one day forget that Cinemax used to be my old college chum Skinemax. Then again, every episode of “Strike Back” I’ve seen so far has had plenty of nudity and sex, so maybe Skinemax might still be appropriate after all, except now there’s just better action to go with all that T&A.