V is an American science fiction television series which is a re-imagining 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.
The series premiered in the USA on ABC on 3 November, 2009.
V premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Action channel on Wednesday 28 July 2010, at 18h00. It moved to DStv's M-Net Series channel for the second season. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 Repeats
First there is rumbling. Then, darkness fills the sky. The Visitors have arrived.
FBI Counterterrorism Agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) stares in disbelief at one of the 29 massive alien ships hovering over the major cities of the world.
A video image of the beautiful High Commander, Anna (Morena Baccarin), is seen from above. She soothingly says, "Don't be frightened. We mean you no harm."
That's a relief.
The Visitors spread their message quickly and clearly: They come in peace, bearing gifts of medical miracles and technological breakthroughs far beyond our wildest imaginations.
Through their Peace Ambassadors program, the Visitors build a loyal following. But not everyone trusts the Vs. There are those who believe they are strategically arming themselves with a very powerful weapon: Devotion.
As the world's fascination with the Vs continues to grow, Erica discovers a secret hidden beneath the skin of every V – a secret that may threaten the lives of everyone close to her.
This includes her teenage son, Tyler (Logan Huffman), who believes the Vs are his ticket to something incredible.
Chad Decker (Scott Wolf), an ambitious network news anchor, scores the first one-on-one TV interview with Anna. This leads to an exclusive relationship that furthers Chad's career while providing positive PR for the Vs. This was necessary because there are those that are skeptical of Anna's intentions.
Father Jack (Joel Gretsch) is a priest who begins questioning his own faith in the wake of the Visitors' arrival.
Seeking answers outside the church, Jack learns there are other dissidents who believe the Visitors are not who they say they are, including Ryan Nichols (Morris Chestnut), who was faced with his own life-altering decision once the Visitors arrived.
Why? Well, Ryan is a V who knows the truth behind Anna's plan. There are others like him. These Vs who have turned against their leadership became known as the Fifth Column.
Never has there been more at stake - it truly is the dawning of a new day.
Season 1 (12 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Action | Premiere: 28 Jul 2010 | Finale: 13 Oct 2010 | Wednesdays, 18h00
Season 2 (10 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 19 Apr 2011 | Finale: 21 Jun 2011 | Tuesdays, 21h30