The Vancouver-lensed TV series, debuting on ABC, November 3, 2009 is a 're-imagining' of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, chronicling the arrival on Earth of a technologically advanced reptilian alien species which ostensibly comes in peace, but actually has sinister motives.
"V" stars Morena Baccarin, Lourdes Benedicto, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Charles Mesure, Elizabeth Mitchell, Laura Vandervoort and Scott Wolf. The series is executive produced by Scott Rosenbaum, Yves Simoneau, Scott Peters, and Jace Hall, produced by The Scott Peters Company, HDFilms and Warner Bros. Television.
"...Giant spaceships appear over 29 major cities throughout the world and 'Anna' (Baccarin), the charismatic leader of the extraterrestrial 'Visitors', declares that they come in peace. The Visitors claim to only need a small amount of Earth's resources, in exchange for which they will share their advanced technological and medical knowledge.
"As a small number of humans begin to doubt the sincerity of the seemingly benevolent Visitors, FBI counter-terrorism agent 'Erica Evans' (Mitchell) discovers that the aliens have spent decades infiltrating human governments, businesses, and religious institutions and are now in the final stages of their plan to take over the Earth. Erica joins the resistance movement, which includes 'Ryan' (Chestnut), a Visitor sleeper agent who over time developed human emotions and now wants to save humanity.
"Their rebellion is further challenged as the Visitors have won favor among the people of Earth by curing a variety of diseases, and have recruited Earth's youth — including Erica's son 'Tyler' (Huffman) — to serve them unknowingly as spies..."
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