'V' Invades ABC Pilot roster
Update on '80s alien-invasion series gets green light
The network has given the go-ahead to filming a pilot based on the NBC miniseries-turned-weekly series that debuted in 1983. It's one of several projects with supernatural elements ABC has in development, along with the David Goyer-Brannon Braga project "Flash Forward" and a fresh take on "The Witches of Eastwick."
Scott Peters ("The 4400") wrote the pilot script, which according to the showbiz trade papers will focus on a female Homeland Security agent's role in the invasion. Peters is executive producing with Jason Hall.
NBC, meanwhile, is also revisiting the '80s, albeit in a different way. It has ordered a comedy pilot called " Lost in the '80s," which is described as something akin to "The Wonder Years" for the post-boomer generation. Bob Brush, a former "Wonder Years" writer and producer, wrote the script, and P.J. Hogan ("Confessions of a Shopaholic") will direct.
Brush will also executive produce with Mitch Hurwitz and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, whose company Tantamount set up the project.