Can you see the new intro now? “They came to us with the promise of friendship. They lied. They eat people. And they have a plan.” That’s right; V is slated for the re-engineering wagon by ABC.
As The Hollywood Reporter tells us . . .
The network has given a pilot order to a reimagining of the 1980s miniseries about an alien invasion . . . Written on spec by “4400″ co-creator/exec producer Scott Peters, the new “V” will center on a female Homeland Security agent . . . Two ABC pilots picked up so far this pilot season are presold titles based on 1980s properties, “The Witches of Eastwick” and “V.” Both are being produced by Warner Bros. TV.
This could be either terrific or diabolically bad. Though the original had its moments of brilliance (primarily in the two mini-series, V and V: The Final Battle) and its moments of cheddar (the remaining series that followed), Peters did solid work on The 4400. It’ll be interesting to see how this one turns out. At this point though, what science-fiction properties are going to be left to be reimagined? The Man from Atlantis? Dear Lord, Automan?