Updated: Cibrian heads to 'Washington,' Wolf invades 'V'

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Scott Wolf has been tapped to star in ABC’s reboot of the campy ’80s drama, V, sources confirm to me exclusively. Additionally, Eddie Cibrian will headline the CBS drama pilot Washington Field.

On V, Wolf will play the series regular role Chad Decker, an Anderson Cooper wannabe who is tapped by the Visitors to disseminate their propaganda to the masses. Meanwhile, Cibrian stars as the evidence response team coordinator and hazmat expert who works out of the FBI’s elite Washington Field office. The gig reunites the actor with his former Third Watch boss, Ed Bernero.

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  • darrin

    what?! since when has abc been developing a “V” reboot? i knew they had been talking about making a new mini-series based on the novel, “V THE SECOND GENERATION”, that was written by “V” creator Kenneth Johnson and released last year – so is this what the reboot is? Because that book was great!! “V” was much more than just a campy 80′s sci-fi series give it more credit than that. “V” was and still is a science fiction piece of history!

  • dave

    This reboot has been in development for some time. I think it was fast-tracked some time in the last year or so. It’s happening! The visitors are returning!

  • VisitorSite.net

    The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Wolf is playing the role of Chad Decker, the “Anderson Cooper type” reporter. Not sure which of you is right, but I thought I’d put it out there. Thanks as always for the scoops!

  • dru

    Michael, I thought you’d know what CAMP really is! Shame on you! V (the original miniseries) was NOT camp. Adam West’s Batman? THAT is camp.
    Loved Scott in P5 and Everwood. Not sure I think he’s appropriate for “V”

  • Ham Tyler fan

    Agreed. The miniseries was NOT camp. The series, however, certainly was. The series was awful. But I still watched because of Ham Tyler. Why ABC? Wasn’t the original an NBC show? And what happened to The Second Generation?

  • Ilana

    Darrin — have you been on my “V” site lately? http://www.mindpulse.com/users/lizlady . ilana

  • DanBoston

    Finally a remake worth doing. Nothing will be the cheesyness of the 80′s version, but I will be setting up the TIVO for this. I loved the original and I hope this one is just as good (its bad).

  • Norton

    I loved V – The Original Miniseries, that was a phenomenon! V – The Final Battle went a bit cartoony with a cop-out ending (and the absence of original writer/director Kenneth Johnson was really apparent), V- The Series was Dynasty in Space. For kids. Not good.
    I will be watching this “reimagining” with some curiosity, but I for one am looking forward to (and keeping fingers crossed for) Kenneth Johnson’s movie theatre remake of V & subsequent sequel V – The Second Generation (already in novel form & it’s BRILLIANT!).

  • Becky

    Great! Another show for ABC to put on the air, let develop a fan base and then cancel without giving it a chance! Mark my words, if this show is any good at all, ABC will cancel is pronto (as it has done with an overwhelming number of great shows lately).

  • Patrick Gillease

    I am just as excited to see “V” returning as I was for “Battlestar Galactica” on Sci-Fi Channel. If the new version can come anywhere close to THAT “reboot,” the new “V” will be a smash-hit !! I do, however, share the concerns about it being on ABC. This network doesn’t give its really good shows a chance. They canceled the original “BSG” after only one season when it was a top-20 show, and look at all their sci-fi cancellations over the past few years (notably “Invasion”). Why are they even bothering? This project should be on Sci-Fi !!

  • Lisa

    I am so sick and tired of all of these remakes! Doesn’t anyone have any NEW ideas for shows?!!!!!!!

  • Jonathan Brooks

    If I were re-imagining V, I would lose the premise of helpful,
    Nazi-like aliens showing up to be our friends, while planning a invasion and stack and snack of the humans in their version of zip-lock containers.
    Instead, I would do this series as a mystery, in which a group of humans become convinced that a race of E.T.’s appeared back in 1948, during the first big “Flying saucer” flap, and have been slowly immigrating to earth, blending in and taking posts in the government and military.
    These aliens would ingratiate themselves with the powers that be, by providing certain nations with wealth, technology, and medical advances, in exchange for access to the earths wildlife, domestic animals, and less desirable, homeless humans and criminals.
    This infiltration begins to be noticed, first by the cattle mutilation events in the midwest of the U.S., then the increasing disappearence of the homeless and runaway kids.

  • mjade27

    Don’t bother watching either show. They’ll just get canceled.

  • Vanina

    And what about Jane Badler she is the only one who can do the role of Diana…
    V without Diana (jane) doesn´t exist

  • moi

    vive jane badler for jane badler in the remake

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