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V miniseries remake on the boards at ABC

by on Oct.10, 2008, under Television

V, the 1983 miniseries which acted as a thinly-veiled allegory to Nazi Germany (and spawned a second mini-series and short lived TV series), is planned for reimagining by Warner Brothers and ABC. Scott Peters (The 4400) is writing and exec producing the update, which will not use the original allegory concept, but focus on the results when people blindly follow their leaders. Kenneth Johnson, who created the original and has been trying to get a new version off the ground, is not involved in this project.



2 Comments for this entry

  • chad

    Bleah!

    I don’t recall that much of it, even though I was 16 or 17 at the time, but I do remember that I hated the ending. It was a 5-episode miniseries, and then pow! they just ended it without any resolution.

    • Doc

      Re:Bleah!

      Actually, they DID resolve it – in the second miniseries, V: The Final Battle, which was a VERY risky move as it did not appear that they had any guarantee for it. Then there was a series that dealt with the remaining Visitors and the child Elizabeth, who suddenly turns into a 20-year-old…I believe it was supposed to lead into a second invasion…