V Returns As Family Drama

Fans of rodent-eating lizards with ulterior motives, your day has come. ABC has finally officially greenlit the pilot for the revival of 1980s big-hair SF series V, courtesy of The 4400's creator Scott Peters.

We told you about the planned revival back in October last year, but it's taken this long for the alphabet network to order a pilot that revamps the original show's Nazi metaphors into something a little bit more contemporary. This time around, the show will center on a female Homeland Security agent, instead of Marc Singer's heroic cameraman, and the "tension within the family" when her son falls for the aliens' talk of coming in peace despite their distinctly un-peacelike plans.

No word as yet whether we should expect a return of Willie, the friendly "Visitor" who was in part responsible for the alien-human hybrid baby that still freaks me out when I think about it, even now.

ABC greenlights sci-fi pilot [Variety]