Dawn of a New Era: V Arrives November 3 on CTV

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When an alien race, The Visitors, suddenly arrive on earth promising peace, happiness, and hope for all man-kind, it’s an offer that seems too good to ignore. But, not everyone’s a believer. A re-imagining of the 1980s smash-hit mini-series, V is a thrilling new series that kicks off with a four-week television event, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET, beginning November 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (visit ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

V stars Elizabeth Mitchell (LOST), Scott Wolf (PARTY OF FIVE), Morena Baccarin (HEARTLAND) and Toronto-native Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE, INSTANT STAR). The Visitors, or V’s, appear friendly to all those they encounter on earth. But secretly, they are building a following that masks a malicious agenda, one that twists a very deep component of human nature.

In the hour-long series, the V’s suddenly appear over every major city in the world, bringing messages of hope, unification, and generously offering to share their advanced technologies. At first considered a threat, the V’s quickly become a fascination and a compelling link to things that lay just beyond our reach. FBI Counter Terrorist Agent Erica Evans (Mitchell) is suspicious of the new arrivals. Yet for her teenage son, Tyler (Logan Huffman, America), the V’s are his ticket to a new independent life, leaving him vulnerable to the tempting V recruiter, Lisa (Vandervoort). To Chad Decker (Wolf), a career-hungry news anchor, his exclusive interviews with V leader Anna (Baccarin), are crucial to him dominating the airwaves. Also unsure about the Visitors is Father Jack (Joel Gretsch, THE 4400), a priest questioning his faith in the wake of the Visitors’ arrival.

The new series is a rework of the original 1983 two-part mini-series of the same name. Its success spawned the sequel V: THE FINAL BATTLE, then eventually the 1984 TV series that was launched in response to the hit mini-series. In 2008, Entertainment Weekly included the V mini-series in its “Top 25 Sci-Fi Movies and TV of the Past 25 Years” list.

In the series premiere episode, “Pilot” (Tuesday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV), Anna, speaks to the world about joining together and no longer being divided by country or separated by fear. She wants the world to unite, and is counting on a very important component of human nature – devotion. Tyler can’t resist the lure of Visitor Lisa (Vandervoot) and goes behind his mother’s back to join the V’s recruitment program. Chad lands his first exclusive interview with Anna and finds she may have something to hide. Father Jack (Gretsch) discovers there are other dissidents who believe the Visitors are not who they say they are, including Ryan Nichols (Morris Chestnut, The Brothers), who is faced with his own life-altering decision. While investigating a terrorist cell, Erica discovers a secret beneath the skin of every V that may threaten the lives of everyone close to her.

V is produced by The Scott Peters Company and HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. Scott Peters (THE 4400, THE OUTER LIMITS), Jeffrey Bell (DAY BREAK, ALIAS), Steve Pearlman (REUNION, RELATED) and Jace Hall (F.E.A.R, Condemned: Criminal Origins video games) are executive producers. The pilot was directed by Yves Simoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, THE 4400).

ABC V FIRST LOOK
Watch the first few minutes of V: