The Hollywood Reporter announced here some tidbits regarding pilots for new shows and casting assignments. One item of particular interest to me was the news that a remake of the 1980s prime time sci-fi miniseries, "V", was in the works. I had already heard this news a while ago, but this is the first time it's being made official (at least to me). The original freaked me out when I was a little kid watching it on NBC, but who could not find the evil, conniving leader of the Visitors, Diana, appealing even at such a young, tender age?
Anyway, word is that genre actress, Morena Baccarin, will be stepping in to fill the shoes of the main baddie, this time being called "Anna". Here's a little snippet from the THR article:
""V," from WBTV, is a re-imagining of the 1980s miniseries about an invasion of aliens known as Visitors and the resistance against them. The ICM-repped Baccarin will play Anna, the leader of the Visitors who is remarkably knowledgeable about human culture and media manipulation."
Why they couldn't just stick with the name "Diana" is beyond me, if this is indeed a straight remake. I have no problem whatsoever with this casting choice, though. As you can see from the above pic, Morena is definitely quite pleasing to the eyes, no? The dark hair and angular face is what does it for me -- yum! :)
She was the one big highlight of the show, Firefly, and probably the only reason I tuned in every episode (tho she was horribly underused, imo). I'm glad to see she's landed such a high profile role, if and when this project gets off the ground. Can't wait to hear more.