- "My name is Jane Vasco. I work for a secret government agency that hunts neuros, people who can do dangerous things with their minds. On my first assignment, something a little weird happened. Okay, something really weird. Till I get some answers, I'm getting on with my life, doing my job, stocking up on aspirin. Because, I gotta tell you, pain's a bitch."
Painkiller Jane is a science fiction action drama. Originally an agent for the DEA, Jane Vasco is recruited by a covert American government agency that hunts individuals with psychic powers and neutralizes their talents by forcibly implanting a neural chip. Jane herself has a superhuman ability to recover almost instantly even from injuries that should be fatal, including getting stabbed, shot, and falling off a high-rise building. She still feels the pain, though.
The series was preceded by a TV movie released on December 10, 2005, but it is independent of the series as the characters were recast, the production company changed, and so many changes made to the story that the two adaptions have almost nothing in common.
It was officially announced on August 15, 2007 that the series would not be renewed.
| Sci Fi Channel
| Season One
|| April 13, 2007
|| September 21, 2007