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New Series Profile: 'Jake 2.0'

By Caillan
May 15, 2003 - 11:20 PM

'Jake 2.0' cast photo - copyright UPNWith the axing of the short-lived The Twilight Zone, Enterprise will return this fall with a new companion, the science fiction, action-adventure series, Jake 2.0.

The protagonist is Jake Foley, a young, slightly geeky National Security Agency technician who harbours a secret desire to rise from his low-level position and become an agent himself, according to a UPN press release. During a "freak accident" he is infected with nanites, which give him a dazzling array of superpowers, including "superhuman strength, lightning-fast speed, heightened hearing, razor sharp vision and the telepathic abilities to communicate with computers".

When Jake's newfound abilities are discovered, the National Security Agency places him at the centre of a new Special Ops team. But once he is thrust into his new role as a secret agent, Jake is forced to juggle his two lives as a superhero and a regular, twenty-something guy looking to enjoy life and find love.

Jake 2.0 was created by Silvio Horta, who was previously executive producer on the Sci-Fi Channel series, The Chronicle. David Greenwalt, whose credits include The X-Files, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Miracles, will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Gina Matthews (What Women Want, Urban Legend) and Grant Scharbo (Deep Core) will also executive produce the series.

The show's regular cast includes:

Jake 2.0 will air at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday on UPN from this fall.

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