A re-imagining of the cult classic scene from V.
V is a science fiction franchise created by American writer, producer and director Kenneth Johnson about an invading alien race known as the “Visitors” – reptilian humanoids disguised as human beings – trying to take over Earth, and the human reaction to this, including Resistance group attempting to stop them, while others collaborate with the aliens for power and personal wealth.
It debuted in 1983 as the two-part television miniseries V, written and directed by Johnson. It was followed in 1984 by a three-part miniseries, V: The Final Battle, and a one-hour weekly television series, V (sometimes referred to as V: The Series) during the 1984-85 television season.
A number of novels, comic books, video games and other media have been spun off from the franchise. Johnson’s novel V: The Second Generation, an alternative sequel to the first miniseries which disregards V: The Final Battle and V: The Series, (because of his non involvement with them) was released on February 5, 2008. Johnson claimed he was in negotiations for a TV adaptation of his sequel novel, but in October 2008, Warner Bros. Television announced they were producing a complete remake of V instead. This new V series ran for two truncated seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011.
In the original series the title refers to the “V for Victory” sign; in the 1983 miniseries, a group of children are shown spray painting generic graffiti over the Visitors’ propaganda posters, but are then shown how to spray the V over the posters by Abraham Bernstein, a holocaust survivor, who explains the meaning of the sign to them as he defaces the first poster. This is subverted in the 2009 reboot of the series, where V is used within the show as an abbreviation for the Visitors.