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IN an official press release issued earlier today, V, the re-imagined version of the 1980's miniseries about the world's first encounter with an alien race, will debut on ABC-TV in November. With huge spaceships simultaneously appearing over 29 cities around the world, the Visitors (or Vs) seem to promote a message of peace. Through their generous offer to share advanced technology, the Vs quickly build a following that may be overlooking a more malevolent agenda. V premieres Tuesday, November 3rd @ 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
In the premiere episode, an image of Anna (Morena Baccarin), the leader of the Vs, is projected worldwide as she speaks about everyone joining together and no longer being divided by country or separated by fear. She wants us all to unite, and is counting on a very important component of human nature - devotion. At first considered a threat, the Vs quickly become a fascination and link to things that lay just beyond our reach. For Tyler (Logan Huffman), a teenager, the Vs are his ticket to being a part of something big and that offers hope. To Chad (Scott Wolf), an egotistical news anchor who wants to further his career, his exclusive interview with Anna begins his desire to dominate the airwaves. Father Jack (Joel Gretsch), a priest with questioning faith, is hesitant to believe in the Visitor's righteousness and goes outside of the church in search of the truth. There are other dissidents who believe the Visitors aren't who they say they are including Ryan (Morris Chestnut), who is faced with a life-altering decision when the Vs show up. And to FBI Counter Terrorist Agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell), who discovers while investigating a terrorist cell, what lurks beneath the alarmingly human exterior of the Visitors, resisting this new world has never been more important - and never has there been more at stake. This truly is the dawning of a new day.
Guest-starring in this episode are Alan Tudyk as Dale Maddox, Jesse Wheeler as Brandon, Britt Irvin as Haley Gordon, David-Richmond Peck as Georgie, Christopher Shyer as Marcus, Scott Hylands as Father Travis and Stefan Arngrim as Roy.
V is produced by The Scott Peters Company and HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. Scott Peters (who wrote the pilot), Jeffrey Bell, Steve Pearlman and Jace Hall are executive producers. The pilot episode was directed by Vyes Simoneau.
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