Jane Badler, a.k.a. the villainous Visitor Diana from the original V series, will be joining the cast of ABC's V next season as a new Diana. This time, she'll play lizard queen Anna's alien mother.
When we spoke to V executive producer Steve Pearlman at Comic-Con about Badler's prospects for playing Diana, he said, "Naming her mother Diana is a wink to the audience. I would not take it [that] Jane Badler would be cast in that role." Now, it looks like the V team realized it made perfect sense to capitalize on fan excitement. From ABC's press release: