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hq_v_season_2_poster_elizabeth_mitchell.jpg|| TV SERIES || V
|| ROLE || Series Lead
|| AS || Erica Evans, FBI Agent
|| BASIC INFOS || V is the reimagining of the 80’ miniseries “Visitors”.
|| YEARS || 2009 – 2011
|| PREMIERE DATE || 11/3/2009
|| SEASONS || 1 – 2 (22 Episodes)
|| RATINGS || Season 1 & 2
|| NEWS || Updates
|| CASTING CALLS || Casting Calls

| Clips | Extras |

Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans
Joel Gretsch as Father Jack Landry
Charles Mesure as Kyle Hobbes
Scott Wolf as Chad Decker
Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans
Laura Vandervoort as Lisa
Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols
Morena Baccarin as Anna

|| CHARACTER’S DESCRIPTION || 38 years old, a single mother with one teenaged son, Erica is with the FBI’s Counter-Terrorism Division, and is based in New York. Currently on the trail of a sleeper cell that has forged suspiciously accurate documents with suspiciously WASPy names, Erica finds her life interrupted when alien motherships appear over 29 major cities of the world. Assuaged when the humanoid inhabitants appears to be completely friendly, Erica shifts her focus back to her job and her troubled son and in so doing uncovers a shocking and massive conspiracy…

|| DESCRIPTION || Today, the world woke up to find spaceships over every major city. The Visitors claim to have come in peace, bringing gifts of medical miracles and technological breakthroughs. They promise to do no harm. They’re lying. Most people believe the aliens have arrived just when we needed them most. We’re eager to embrace their generous offers of help, but while tracking a terrorist cell, Homeland Security agent Erica Evans stumbles upon something far more sinister. When her partner tries to kill her, Erica discovers that the aliens have plans to infiltrate our governments and businesses, planting seeds for their plot to control mankind. Convincing anyone of the truth will be impossible because the Visitors have two powerful weapons. First, they’ve given the people faith with their reassuring presence and gifts. Second, they’ve rallied our youth. Thousands of teens, including Erica’s son, have been recruited as ‘Peace Ambassadors’ but they’re actually serving as unwitting spies. Erica’s violent introduction to the truth thrusts her into the resistance movement, where she joins forces with Ryan, a rogue alien driven to save humanity. She’ll have to balance her covert activities with her job, and her role as a mother, fighting to protect her son Tyler even as he joins forces with the enemy. From executive producer Scott Peters, Emmy-nominated creator of The 4400, comes a bold re-imagining of the sci-fi classic. Let the invasion begin.

|| PRESS RELEASE || ABC ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SERIES “V” ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3.
ABC announces the premiere of the highly anticipated new series “V,” on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT).
“V” is a re-imagining of the 1980s miniseries about the world’s first encounter with an alien race. Simultaneously appearing over every major city in the world, the Visitors (or V’s) promote a message of peace. Through their generous offer to share advanced technology, the V’s build a following that may actually hide a more malevolent agenda, one that twists a very deep component of human nature — devotion.
While the world quickly becomes fascinated with the V’s and their link to wonders just beyond the reach of human understanding, FBI Counter Terrorist Agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) discovers a secret hidden beneath the skin of every V – a secret that may threaten the lives of everyone close to her. Yet for her teenage son, Tyler (Logan Huffman), the V’s are his ticket to something big and hopeful-a new chance for mankind to unite in common goals. To Chad Decker (Scott Wolf), a career-hungry news anchor, his exclusive interview with Anna (Morena Baccarin), the leader of the V’s, is crucial to his dominating the airwaves. Also unsure about the Visitors is Father Jack (Joel Gretsch), a priest questioning his faith in the wake of the Visitors’ arrival. Seeking answers outside the church, Father Jack discovers there are other dissidents who believe the Visitors are not who they say they are, including Ryan Nichols (Morris Chestnut), who is faced with his own life-altering decision when the V’s show up. Never has there been more at stake — it truly is the dawning of a new day.
“V” also stars Lourdes Benedicto as Ryan’s fianc’e, Valerie, and Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, an alluring Visitor who sets her sights on Tyler.
“V” is produced by The Scott Peters Company and HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. Scott Peters (“The 4400,” “The Outer Limits”), Jeffrey Bell (“Day Break,” “Alias”), Steve Pearlman (“Reunion,” “Related”) and Jace Hall (“F.E.A.R,” “Condemned: Criminal Origins” video games) are executive producers. The pilot was directed by Yves Simoneau (“Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” “The 4400? sptv050769).

Charles Mesure
  • No-one brings the best in me like my lady Liz. It’s wonderful doing the show – feel like I’ve come home. [NEW]
  • Yeah, Liz is pretty cool isn’t she!
  • Q: Do you miss working with Elizabeth Mitchell?
    A: How could I not??!! she’s the best!!
  • I like the stuff with Elizabeth Mitchell. That’s always a lot of fun. She’s pretty cool! She’s cool and she’s fun to hang out with — she’s a very funny lady — and in front of the cameras, she makes some choices that other people wouldn’t make. She’s a very interesting actor to work with. (from twitter)
  • Loved my scenes with Liz too, wonderful actress to play off and good friend. (from twitter)
Joel Gretsch
  • “I even said to my wife, ‘God, she’s great!’ What you see is what you get with Elizabeth. Even before you say action or cut, she’s fully alive, she’s fully present with you, she’s expressive and encompassing. She’s generous… I said to her the other day, ‘You’re a little weird, Elizabeth.’ Because she’s so great! She’s so unusually great. She’s been a joy to work with and I feel that way about the whole cast.”
  • She’s such a live wire, Elizabeth Mitchell…she is just so alive and so engaging. It’s a fun ride to be with her ’cause she’s really spontaneous and a delight to work with…I think everybody has a crush on Elizabeth.
  • You also have to sit with Elizabeth Mitchell and work with her, and she’s very pretty.
  • Yes. There’s something very exciting about just working with Elizabeth. Every time we get to the set, we enjoy working together. It’s kind of hard not to let that come out when we’re doing scenes. With the scenes that are happening, it’s an intimate thing. It’s a small group of us. It’s complex, but it’s wonderful in an intimate way that these two are together trying to accomplish taking down the Vs. We do a bit of a dance, which comes from trust. Plus, Elizabeth is a beautiful woman [Laughs]; it’s hard not to look at her in a certain way.
  • With that said, he is also working side-by-side with Elizabeth Mitchell and if you’ve seen her, it’s kind of hard not to… (laughs).
  • It’s hard not to gush about Elizabeth. Even my wife is like, “Whoa, slow down a little bit.” She is the consummate professional and the kind of actress everybody dreams to work with. She’s the total package.
  • Even though Elizabeth is very beautiful, Father Jack is still a Priest.
Logan Huffman
  • Interviewer: Tell me about working with Elizabeth Mitchell. She plays your mom on the show. She’s someone who has been acting for a while. What have you been able to learn from being in scenes with her?
    Logan Huffman: Oh, everything. I mean, that’s my favourite part of the day. Working with Elizabeth. There’s so much that I am being taught. She’s constantly there for me. She’s been coaching me this whole season. The point is that she’s a wonderfully giving and beautiful, beautiful, warm woman. You know, she’s a good woman. And she has helped me out a lot. She’s good. [NEW]
  • About what he has been able to learn from being in scenes with Elizabeth…
    Oh, everything. I mean, that’s my favourite part of the day. Working with Elizabeth. There’s so much that I am being taught. She’s constantly there for me.
  • She’s been coaching me this whole season. The point is that she’s a wonderfully giving and beautiful, beautiful, warm woman. You know, she’s a good woman. And she has helped me out a lot. She’s good.
  • Well, she has always treated me as an equal first and foremost. And then she absolutely takes care of me. Like, we’re always hugging. And after a really mean scene, when we hug afterwards, the thing that we forget and the biggest thing what people don’t like about Tyler is they think “I was never like that.” Bull****! We were like that.
  • We have a lot of fun. I chose to sit on the floor [laughs]. We had a lot of fun. She’s so easy to work with. She’s the first actress I’ve really worked with, where it’s like “yeah she’s my mom and I care about her”, so just look at her eyes, and you fall apart.
  • We all have a great amount of respect for each other. From day one, Elizabeth [Mitchell] was constantly coming over and asking if I was okay with things and treating everyone as an equal. It’s been really lovely to work with this kind of group, especially for me, who would never have had enough money for college. This is my college.
Scott Wolf
  • One person who excels at what she does”
  • (Mitchell and I) have been spending time together on set and away when we’ve been doing publicity. She’s just lovely.”
Morena Baccarin
  • Q: I liked the way you and Elizabeth Mitchell were really great together on screen in V. How was it working with her? Did you guys get together and plan this out or was it just like actors knowing how to click? That’s what I was trying to say.
    Morena:
    It was total coincidence that we got along very well. We, I think I was cast first and then she was cast really last minute because Lost got cancelled sort of last minute and she couldn’t say anything, so she couldn’t go after a job so it was really tough for her, but she ended up fitting in the V schedule really well. And yeah, we got along great. We didn’t work together all that much because our characters were very separate, but she had quite a few parties at her house in Vancouver. We had a blast. She’s a very nice lady.
Scott Peters (Producer)
  • “We kind of held our breath and went, ‘You’re not just messing us, right? This could happen?’ I can point to the place in Vancouver where I pulled over in the pouring rain to talk to Elizabeth for the first time, because it was such a great moment for us to know that we had found our Erica… She is absolutely the complete package. She’s able to be kicking ass and taking names in one scene and you get to see a little small private moment with her where you realize she’s a human being. She’s somebody who has a child and a marriage that fell apart and is dimensionalized that way. And it really sends chills down my spine when I see her do her thing.”
  • Elizabeth was a godsend. We had a difficult time finding actresses who could do a kick-ass, take-names character while tapping into the vulnerability of a single mother raising a child on her own. The minute we heard her name we knew she would be perfect.
  • There are actors who do a scene exactly the same way every time, but each take is a new adventure for her, Elizabeth’s not afraid to play.
David Richmond-Peck
  • Working with Rob Lowe and Elizabeth Mitchell on Prosecuting Casey Anthony. Amazingly taleted actors.
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, Joel Gretsch, and Morris Chestnut are some of the nicest people I’ve worked with. I know people always say that but it’s true. It’s a very intelligent group of people. In fact, the whole team is fantastic.”
Laura Vandervoort
  • “That was exciting for me, because it let her look weaker, and doing scenes with Elizabeth [Mitchell] was great,” she says. “It was a very emotional scene.”
  • “I actually, in the next episode, will be working with Elizabeth [Mitchell] again, which I enjoyed thoroughly. She and I had that scene a couple of episodes ago where Tyler’s not there, and that was fun. She and I never get to work together like that. And in the next episode, it’s a very different situation that she and I are in together. But it’s such a large cast and I can’t wait to work with everyone.”
Marc Singer
  • (She)is striking and cuts a fine figure.”
  • “You know, Elizabeth Mitchell, she has that rare gift of being extremely human. I think charming and comedic on one hand. But innately and intrinsically heroic and that’s a special gift. Not every actor has that. Not every actress, she certainly does, she has that in spades and that’s what makes her a real leading actress. She’s got it!”
Samantha Ferris
  • “On set of ‘V’. Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet on Lost)just came up to say ‘Hi’. Always amazes me how much prettier actresses are in real life.”
Zac Santiago (John Fierro)
  • (April 6, 2013) Zac Santiago to Barry Pepper and Jon Cassar: I agree! Two of the most down-to-earth and dangerously talented I’ve had the pleasure to work with..


Comments
  • So excited about the new V!!