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Pilot News: V Catches Firefly Star, and More ABC Castings

Morena Baccarin, Tammy Blanchard

The Visitors of ABC's V reboot have found their leader, and her face is familiar to sci-fi fans. Morena Baccarin (aka Firefly's Inara and Stargate SG-1's Adria) has landed the lead role of Anna, the frontwoman for Earth's very special guests, says the Hollywood Reporter. Previously announced V castings include Scott Wolf and Morris Chestnut.

In other ABC pilot news, Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows) has joined ... read more

Pilot News: Wolf Bites into V, Bowen Joins Family, and More

Scott Wolf, Julie Bowen

From Party of Five to party of V... ? Scott Wolf has been cast on ABC's reboot of the aliens-among-us V, playing an ambitious TV newscaster who becomes a mouthpiece for the visiting ETs' agenda.

In other ABC pilot castings, Julie Bowen (you say Boston Legal or Ed, I say Lost) has landed a lead role in ... read more

V Pilot Invades ABC

Scott Peters

ABC has greenlit to a pilot for a remake of V, the 1980s NBC show about reptilian alien "visitors" disguised as humans who invade Earth, Variety reports.

Penned by The 4400 co-creator Scott Peters, the reboot will focus on ...
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V Redux — and Its Alien Lizards — to Invade ABC

V, the '80s miniseries movies and TV show about lizard aliens disguised as humans who invade the Earth, will be re-imagined for the Alphabet Network.

The new adaptation will be written by The 4400 co-creator/exec producer Scott Peters. Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the original miniseries and TV show, is once again producing the project along with Peters and HDFilms principal Jace Hall, reports Variety.

Peters, who was a double Emmy nominee for The 4400 wasn't interested in doing another sci fi show until ... read more

Inside the DVD for Vendetta!

V for Vendetta

Set against the futuristic landscape of a totalitarian Britain, V for Vendetta tells the story of Evey (Natalie Portman), a young woman who is rescued from an alley assault by a man (Hugo Weaving) wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and known only as "V." With Evey at his side, V does his best to incite a revolution against tyranny and oppression, setting the stage for a dark, compelling and bitingly allegorical tale. On the occasion of the film's DVD release, TVGuide.com spoke with James McTeigue read more

I was a big fan of the ...

Question: I was a big fan of the miniseries V and of V: The Final Battle. I heard that a new V miniseries was in the works with some of the original cast. Do you know what the status is of this?

Answer: Well, I didn't until I talked with V creator Kenneth Johnson, who filled me in on the latest. Turns out he's got a script and is ready to go, but, like so many in Hollywood, is waiting for a final yes or no. He was working with NBC, home of the original show, on a sequel that would pick up the story 20 years after the first. But the network changed its mind and decided to remake the initial miniseries, then changed it again and gave him permission to shop the property around.

"Because NBC stalled out, Warner Brothers and I have taken it to ABC, who read the script," Johnson told me. "ABC has expressed read more

V Is for Villainess

V: The Series — NBC's 1984-85 show about reptilian alien "visitors" conquering Earth — didn't last long. Even so, anyone who saw the show (or the two miniseries that spawned it) remembers the deliciously evil Diana. We shiver just picturing that scene where her mouth unhinged and she gulped down a live guinea pig! With that Charlie's Angels hairdo, those blood-red lips and cool shades for Di's human disguise, Jane Badler played her like a Texas cheerleader gone very, very wrong. Here, TV Guide Online rings up the 50-year-old actress to reminisce about the bad old days — and discuss another possible V invasion! TV Guide Online: Diana was such a memorable character. Sort of a lizardy Lady Macbeth.Jane Badler: There are similarities, but there is probably a bit more humor in Diana. I had a lot of cheeky glee with the fact that she got so much pleasure out of being evil. And she was sexually ambivalent — I wanted to use read more

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Premise: Aliens conspired to invade Earth in this allegory for the Nazi takeover of Europe in the 1930s. The Visitors were lizardlike beings who masked themselves to appear human, and offered to solve Earth's problems by sharing their technology in exchange for some of the planet's resources. The series was a spin-off from the miniseries `V' and `V: The Final Battle.'



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