Variety has a few new details on the 22 episode PAINKILLER JANE TV show just annonced by the SciFi Channel:

As for “Painkiller Jane,” a superhero actioner about a young Marine officer with self-healing powers, series order arrives more than a year after the pilot was shot. Show reps the third consecutive original series ordered by Sci Fi that falls outside the space-opera genre. Others are quirky small town drama “Eureka,” premiering July 18, and sleuth hour “The Dresden Files,” on the docket for later this year.

Casting for “Painkiller” has not yet been finalized but Emmanuelle Vaugier, Tate Donovan, Richard Roundtree and Eric Dane appeared in the pilot. Main Content Wp En Thumb 8 8F 150Px-Eric Dane

Vancouver-based Insight Film Studios and Kickstart Comics will produce the series based on the comic book of the same name by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada. Show premieres in January, followed by a broadcast weekly syndication window in fall 2007. Details of the latter deal have not been disclosed.

Is it wrong of us to hope that hunky Eric “MADROX” Dane, from X3 shows up in the new show?