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 2 premiered on M-Net Series on Tuesday 19 April 2011, at 21h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 10 episodes in the second season.
Season 2 Repeats
Wednesdays: 03h30, 09h30, 15h30
First there was rumbling. Then, darkness filled 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 have built a loyal following.
But not everyone trusts the V's. There are those who believe they are strategically arming themselves with a very powerful weapon: Devotion.
As the world's fascination with the V's 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 V's are his ticket to something incredible.
Chad Decker (Scott Wolf), an ambitious network news anchor, scored the first one-on-one TV interview with Anna. This led to an exclusive relationship that furthered Chad's career while providing positive PR for the V's. This was necessary because there are those are skeptical of Anna's intentions.
Father Jack (Joel Gretsch) is a priest who began questioning his own faith in the wake of the Visitors' arrival. Seeking answers outside the church, Jack learned 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 V's who have turned against their leadership became known as the Fifth Column.
So, here's where we are: Erica knows that Ryan is a Visitor, but doesn't know that Tyler visited the Mothership with Lisa (Laura Vandervoort) to meet her mother, Anna; Father Jack was stabbed by a V security guard he saw at a warehouse where evidence showed that experimentation on humans had taken place; Tyler's therapist, Valerie (Lourdes Benedicto), revealed that she's pregnant with Ryan's child; and Chad, while doing a report on the V's Healing Center, was told he has a potentially fatal illness.
Will he let the V's cure him and, in turn, be indebted to them forever? Will Erica and the rest of the Resistance be able to build an army strong enough to win the day?
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