ABC orders pilot episode of V remake

ABC has officially ordered a pilot for a remake of V, the 1980s sci-fi mini-series, later TV series dealing with visitors from out of space.

The new series comes from the co-creator of The 4400 Scott Peters, with Warner Bros. TV producing.

According to Variety, the new V centers on Erica Evans, a Homeland Security agent with an aimless son. Like the original series, the aliens say that they're here in peace, but the truth is their intentions aren't great.

The original V appeared as a mini-series on NBC in May 1983, followed by a short lived TV series spin off lasting only one season over 1984-85.