Monday, August 10, 2009

V Alien Sci-Fi Returns To TV

'V' the Sci-fi sensation from the early 1980's has been remade for a new generation and will be back on TV in America on ABC, starting November 3. Hopefully one of the UK TV stations will pick up the new version of 'V'.

The new 'V' will focus on the first encounter with the seemingly friendly aliens, but in time the truth about the visitors is unmasked and their plan to steal the earths water exposed. The cast features Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell as FBI counter terrorism agent Erica Evans with Logan Huffman playing her son Tyler. He sees the the prospect of world unity thanks to the visitors, which will cause tensions with his mum.

Joining the line-up are Scott Wolf, Morena Baccarin, Joel Gretsch, Morris Chestnut, Lourdes Benedicto, and Laura Vandervoort. The show has been produced by Scott Peters, who worked on The 4400, Jeffrey Bell from Day Break and Alias, Steve Pearlman from Reunion and Jace Hall.

Fans of the original 'V' will need to give the new version time to prove itself as the original mini series back in 1983 was a ratings winner with 40% of viewers tuning in as the series unfolded and Diana was exposed. The programme came back with V: The Final Battle, a 1984 three-part miniseries; V: The Series, a 1984-1985 TV series; and V: The Second Generation, a 2008 novel by Kenneth Johnson.

Johnson, who directed and wrote the original series is not connected with the new ABC version of 'V' and he is hoping to make a new 'V' film.

Diana from the original 'V' series in 1983

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