Kristanna Loken is set to star and executive produce the Sci Fi Channel original series, Painkiller Jane for Insight Film Studios, Starz Media and Kickstart Comic Arts Studio.

The show is based on the comic book created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada; Variety says Loken will play the titular character Jane Vasko, a DEA agent recruited by a covert government org tasked with capturing genetically enhanced individuals. When she discovers that she has her own set of powers -- she's impervious to injury, but not pain -- Jane begins to search for what caused her transformation and her own connection to the people she pursues.

Painkiller Jane starts production next month in Vancouver; it'll air next spring on Sci Fi Channel for 22 one-hour episodes.