V: The Series: Jane Badler Returns in Season Two of ABC TV Show

Jane Badler on VLast season, before the new V series had even debuted on ABC, the show was getting a lot of heat from skeptical fans of the original series. Executive producer Scott Peters said that, though their series wasn’t a continuation of the old, some of the original stars could pop up.

Peters said that the key would be to find the right role for actors like Jane Badler. He said, “It’s either a really ironic role for them, based on what their old role was, or just something really fun or interesting. I want them to have fun doing it. I want the fans to be excited about it. And I think it’s just a fun thing to be able to tip your hat to the old show.”

Well, they seem to have found a good one for Badler. She’ll be a recurring guest star when V returns for season two. Here’s the official press release…

Actress Jane Badler, best known for her role on the original “V” series, will join the cast of ABC’s “V” as a recurring guest star, playing Diana, mother to Anna (Morena Baccarin), who is now the leader of the Vs. Badler will make her debut in the Season 2 premiere of the series.

“V,” which received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series, stood as television’s No. 1 new drama during the 09-10 TV season in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, delivering substantial year-to-year improvement in both of its Tuesday time periods (8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.). “V” finished No. 1 in both time periods among key Men (M18-34/M18-49).

Season 2 will feature more character and lizard reveals, more details about the Vs’ mythology — in which Badler will play an important role — and more action and more plot twists. Viewers can expect a roller coaster ride week to week.

“V” stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols, Joel Gretsch as Father Jack, Charles Mesure as Kyle Hobbes, Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans, Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, with Morena Baccarin as Anna and Scott Wolf as Chad Decker.

“V” is produced by HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. The executive producers are Scott Rosenbaum, Steve Pearlman and Jace Hall.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing Badler on the new V series? Good idea? Should others from the previous incarnation guest as well?

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  1. maddie erwin says

    cant wait to see jane badler in series 2,wasnt goin to watch it originally as i am a huge fan of the originally and anna is not as menacing as diana.x

  2. Anonymous says

    original so much cooler only thang that sux they gonna redo it need make it way diff then what it is 6 out of 10 old v 10 out of 10 and jane badler was and alwas will be awesome

  3. Jesse says

    Actually, the line was : I had the power, and you wore the crown”. Still…was a great scene, and it was so much fun to see Jane Badler return in tonight’s episode.

  4. Lionel Lane says

    I’m a huge fan of both the mini-series ’83 and the extended television series that aired in ’85, and I’m totally stoked and all for seeing cameo apperiences from the original cast being incorporated into the new series. But to see Jane Badler, that would be awesome. I loved her as Diana and now knowing she’ll be in the new series, I’m definitely going to watch. My favorite scene was when she’s about to blow up the mothership at the end, when she has John General Commander at gun point and she delivers her flawless line starting with,”give me your key!” then continuing with ,”you stupid, febal man. If it wasn’t for me, you’d still be trying to decide to land on this planet. You and your petty, idiotic intrigue, wondering who was in charge. I was in charge, I directed this entire operation while you made pretty speeches. I had the power and you were crowned!”

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