The ABC mid-season schedule will be invaded by visitors later this year with the launch of V: The Series.
V is a re-imagining of the classics 80s television show that is being executive produced and co-written by Scott Peters, creator of USA’s The 4400. Like the original, V: The Series will see aliens who look like humans arrive by the thousands with promises of peace and assistance shrouding their true nefarious intentions.
Headlining the cast is Elizabeth Mitchell who currently plays (or is that played?) Juliet on Lost. Her co-stars include Joel Gretsch from The 4400 and Party of Five vet Scott Wolf.
Check out the nearly three-minute preview below and be sure to pay close attention to the final seconds for a great homage to the original series. The official ABC synopsis follows.
Today, the world woke up to find spaceships over every major city. The Visitors claim to have come in peace, bringing gifts of medical miracles and technological breakthroughs. They promise to do no harm. They’re lying.
Most people believe the aliens have arrived just when we needed them most. We’re eager to embrace their generous offers of help, but while tracking a terrorist cell, Homeland Security agent Erica Evans stumbles upon something far more sinister. Erica discovers that the aliens have plans to infiltrate our governments and businesses, planting seeds for their plot to control mankind. Convincing anyone of the truth will be impossible because the Visitors have two powerful weapons. First, they’ve given the people faith with their reassuring presence and gifts. Second, they’ve rallied our youth. Thousands of teens, including Erica’s son, have been recruited as ‘Peace Ambassadors’ but they’re actually serving as unwitting spies. When Erica gets thrust into the resistance movement, she’ll have to balance her covert activities with her job and her role as a mother, fighting to protect her son Tyler – even as he joins forces with the enemy.