ABC has greenlit a pilot for a reworked version of the ’80s sci-fi classic “V.”
According to Variety, the new pilot was written by Scott Peters, who knows a few things about this sort of material as co-creator and executive producer of “The 4400.”
Written and directed by Kenneth Johnson, the 1983 original focused on the aftermath of an invasion by the Visitors, seemingly benign aliens. Naturally, these lizard creators aren’t so benign at all.
The two-part miniseries, which starred Jane Badler, Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Michael Durrell and Jenny Sullivan, caused a TV sensation when it aired on NBC. It was followed by a sequel and a short-lived series.
The trade paper says that the hero of the new “V” is Erica Evans, a Homeland Security agent with a wayward son. The son becomes involved with the aliens, which produces domestic awkwardness.
HDFilms and Warner Bros. TV will produce the new “V.” Johnson isn’t expected to have any involvement.