Alien V Lizards will invade TV once again

by Joey Paur

Not to long ago it was rumored that a 'V' movie was on its way. 'V' was a very popular 1980's miniseries about nasty alien lizards that invade earth. It looks like 'V' will return to TV once again. ABC is currently developing a new adaptation of the franchise. Variety reports:

Scott Peters, who earned two Emmy noms for "The 4400," said he wasn't looking to do another sci-fi piece. But when Warner Bros. TV approached him about reinventing "V," the producer said he couldn't resist.

"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."

Yeah I remember all that stuff. I have recently watched a couple episodes online and I stopped because it was so bad. I didn't want to ruin the memories I have of the show.

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.

In this case, the new "V" will center on Erica Evans, a Homeland Security agent with an aimless son who's got problems. When the aliens arrive, her son gloms on to them - causing tension within the family. As in the original "V," several storylines will unfold simultaneously.

But even without the same storyline, the original "V's" bones will remain: As in the '80s version, the show will open with an enormous army of spaceships hovering over the world's major cities. The visitors say they've come to help Earth, but their motives are nefarious (in the original, they wanted to steal the world's water supply).

So from what it sounds like this TV show is going to be a remake of the original and not a continuation of the story, which is fine. ABC has been putting great production value into their TV shows so I am excited to see what they do with this series. Not sure if their is going to be a 'V' movie now. I would think it is not happening anymore but I could be wrong. What do you think? Will you be watching 'V' on ABC?

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