‘V’ Beams Up Original Series’ Villainess – As Anna’s Mother!

by | August 6, 2010 at 11:50 AM | Casting News, Fall TV Preview 2010, V

Morena Baccarin and Jane Badler (ABC/NBC)

Morena Baccarin and Jane Badler (ABC/NBC)

‘Glee’s casting of Carol Burnett as Sue Sylvester’s mom has perhaps been trumped.

ABC’s ‘V‘ is bringing on board – figuratively and literally – Jane Badler, who on the original sci-fi series played the Visitors’ malevolent, rodent-scarfing matriarch, Diana, TV Guide Magazine reports.

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Starting with the Season 2 premiere, which is tentatively set to air in November, Badler will fill the recurring role of Anna’s (Morena Baccarin) mother, who is named… Diana.

Lightbulb moment!

As the new ‘V’s story continues, it will be revealed that Anna’s mum is being hidden away on a remote section of the Visitors’ mothership that has been designed to replicate their home world. I’m picturing swampy environs, human-sized lily pads and savory flies buzzing about.

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What do you think, ‘V’ fans? Does this merging of old and new make you a bit more excited for Season 2?