The visitors are coming ... and they have a trailer
During Tuesday's ABC upfront — you know, the meeting where network hacks show off previews of their fall season to advertising stooges — they debuted a nearly three-minute trailer for the spanking-new "V," and I gotta say, it looks pretty decent. Mitchell is still in action-mama mode as an FBI agent and mother, and "Firefly" veteran Morena Baccarin's lovely countenance hangs over an entire friggin' city on the belly of a spaceship as one of the head aliens. "Party of Five's" Scott Wolf (hey, Matthew Fox was on "Party of Five," too! That means this is going to be just as good as "Lost," right!? THEY BOTH HAVE LAST NAMES OF WILD DOGS!) also stars as a young buck TV reporter.
The trailer isn't that careful about not giving too much of the plot away (although of course the aliens have ulterior motives and of course they're going to be giant slimy lizards under that fake human skin — doy), and it's not clear if anything about this remake is going to be different from the original, not to mention how they're going to stretch it into a series. Still, I'm officially looking forward to it.
According to Variety, "V" is set for a midseason bow. No prizes for guessing which show they're going to pair it with.
— Adam Reinhard, firstname.lastname@example.org