ABC has ordered a pilot based on the 1984 sci-fi TV series V.
The original series, which starred Marc Singer (Beastmaster), dealt with the fight to avoid an alien invasion and attempted take-over of Earth. More specifically, it dealt with an agent who captures an alien named Diana, who is then put on trial for her actions. The new version is expected to revolve around a female Homeland Security agent, meaning the alien will likely be male this time around and Homeland Security will ironically be involved in keeping actual aliens out. The V stands for The Visitors.
The pilot for V will be a spec script by Scott Peters and produced by Warner Brothers Television. The original show aired 19 episodes from 1984 to 1985 and was
proceeded preceded by a TV miniseries.
While this is good news for fans of V, there is still a long way to go. As this is only an order for a pilot episode, it needs to be produced and then it needs to wow ABC’s big wigs enough for them to put the money into a full season.
Apparently ABC also has an order in for a pilot based on another 80’s classic, The Witches of Eastwick. Only time will show if either or both will actually become the next big hits on ABC.