V is an American science fiction drama television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from 03 November 2009 to 15 March 2011.
A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new series chronicles the arrival on Earth of a technologically-advanced alien species which ostensibly comes in peace, but actually has sinister motives. V stars Elizabeth Mitchell and Morena Baccarin, and is executive produced by Scott Rosenbaum, Yves Simoneau, Scott Peters, Steve Pearlman, and Jace Hall. The series was produced by The Scott Peters Company, HDFilms and Warner Bros. Television. On 13 May 2011, ABC cancelled the series after two seasons.
Anna is planning to activate Earth’s first Blue Energy reactor to fuel the Concordia project, but Sidney detects that the reactor provides “a trillion times” the wattage needed for Concordia and enough to fuel far more than the 29 visible motherships. Sensing that the reactor will be used for an attack, the Fifth Column sends Sidney in undercover to sabotage it. But the group is unaware that “weapon grade” blue energy is being produced and their sabotage plans will actually destroy everything within 100 miles. Acting on a tip from Lisa, Ryan gets to the reactor just in time to deactivate it. This causes a blackout in greater New York, but Anna gains a public relations victory when blame is placed on existing systems and her engineers quickly restore power. Chad’s co-anchor Kerry is fired when he feeds her false information to protect his façade of siding with the Visitors, as well as protect her from Anna’s wrath. Marcus meets Diana, who tells him Anna’s human emotions (which Diana says go as far back as when “pride” led to Anna overthrowing her) will be her downfall. Marcus continues to side with Anna, but he then sees Anna embrace Ryan’s daughter Amy (whose growth has continued to accelerate and now looks like an 8 year old girl). Amy calls Anna “mommy” and tells her she loves her, to which Anna responds warmly. Anna also discovers that she can use her Bliss on a single human, though it weakens her and causes her eyes to bleed. She orders Joshua to figure out how she can use it on masses of humans. When Lisa explains this to Diana, Diana instructs her to act against Anna immediately to save humanity and fulfil her destiny. Joshua, meanwhile, begins to regain memories of his time as a Fifth Columnist, and informs Lisa that he remembers who he really is. Sidney and Hobbes discover the Blue Energy signatures from a multitude of cloaked Visitor spaceships in the night sky. When Lisa explains to Erica that Anna has used her Bliss on Tyler, Erica believes humanity is doomed. But Lisa tells her they have one last chance: Lisa must overthrow her mother and become Queen of the Visitors.
You can find a full index and overview of the 2009 V TV series here.
You can find a full index and overview of the V franchise here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 08 March 2011.
- Rating: 15.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.