V Definitely Returning To Our Screens On ABC

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Be prepared; Earth is about to be invaded by mouse-eating lizard aliens again, and only Lost and Dollhouse alumni can save us. Yes, ABC have greenlit a series for the remake of 1980s classic V.

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We've been following the long-coming remake of the 1984 mini-series about Earth being invaded by aliens who pretend to be our friends, but really just want our rodents and other natural resources for awhile, and yesterday, ABC made it official: V will return in the new season.

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While Variety reports that the new series will be a "limited 'event' series" for the network, the Hollywood Reporter suggests that it's more likely to get picked up for thirteen episodes initially. Whatever the length, the new series will feature lots of familiar faces: Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost's Juliet) and Alan Tudyk (Dollhouse's Alpha) will be leading the human resistance, while Tudyk's Firefly co-star Morena Baccarin will play the leader of the alien forces. As long as there's no Robert Englund cameo, we're going to be eagerly tuning in when the new series premieres later this year.

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Monera Baccarin is an excellent choice for Visitor leader and a successor to Jane Badler's superbly played Diana. In addition to being gorgeous, Baccarin has played a similar role in the final episodes of Stargate.

I'm also pleased to see that both Alan Tudyk and Elizabeth Mitchell will in the cast. If the casting is any indication as to how well the producers understand the characters in a story this is a very promising indication.

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