Scott Wolf, Laura Vandervoort
Leapin' lizards! V's March 15 season finale will kill off up to one-third of its cast! With only central characters Anna (Morena Baccarin) and Erica (Elizabeth Mitchell) safe, executive producer Scott Rosenbaum says two or "possibly even three" of the following actors have been let go: Scott Wolf (Chad), Logan Huffman (Tyler), Morris Chestnut (Ryan), Joel Gretsch (Father Jack), Laura Vandervoort (Lisa) and Jane Badler (Diana). Hoping the bold move will get him a third-season renewal from ABC, Rosenbaum says he chose his victims based on "what would be most devastating for the characters I want to continue."
"People are going to be shocked," promises Laura, sounding as if she made the cut. "When we read the script there was initially shock, then sadness." So who got the ax? Considering Laura says the firings were like "seeing your son go off to college or grandma passing," I'm guessing college-age Tyler, Granny Diana and underused Chad may not be long for this world.
But V isn't waiting until the big deaths to amp up the drama. The show is about to revive the original '80s miniseries' parallels to Nazi Germany. In the March 1 episode, Anna unveils a machine that extracts Earthlings' most attractive DNA traits (beauty, fertility, immunity, strength, intelligence) as part of her plan to breed an interplanetary Master Race, while annihilating those she deems inferior. "There is obviously a comparison to Hitler," says Laura. "I think it makes for good television, but I don't know how I feel about it. It's a good thing to remember the past, but it's creepy and not easy to think about."
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