ABC greenlights new V series

Posted on May 18, 2009




The news has been confirmed. “V,” the 1980s miniseries about alien lizards visiting Earth, will invade primetime once again, reports Variety.

ABC is developing a new adaptation of the franchise — which spawned a second mini and TV spinoff — written by “The 4400” co-creator/exec producer Scott Peters. Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the original longform, is once again producing.

“Whenever I mention ‘V’ to anybody, they still have a lot of good memories about the original movie and series,” Peters said. “Everybody has that imagery of their uniforms, or the visitor eating a hamster. It’s a science fiction icon and too good to pass up.”

The original “V” served as an allegory for the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. Peters said he won’t duplicate that concept, except that the new “V” will still focus on what happens when the masses have blind faith in their leaders.

V is expected to be presented as a 13-episode limited-series event.

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