V miniseries getting a remake
Another old sci-fi is getting the makeover. This time, the rodent-eating aliens of the 80's miniseries, V.
The latest TV classic to get a remake is V, the 1980s miniseries about alien lizards visiting Earth.
ABC is developing a new adaptation of the franchise written by The 4400 co-creator/exec producer Scott Peters.
Like several 1980s sci-fi’s, V was a campy show, distinguished by it rodent-eating aliens, who would swallow small animals live.
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, 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.”
The original V was something of an allegory for the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. Peters said he won’t duplicate that concept. The new V will center on Erica Evans, a Homeland Security agent with an aimless son who’s got problems.
As in the ’80s version, the show will open with an enormous army of spaceships hovering over the world’s major cities.
What’s next? Buck Rogers or Alien Nation?