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V Episode 1 " Pilot " : Official Synopsis

First official spoilers for the first episode of V. V arrives on Tuesday, November 3 on ABC.

"V" is a re-imagining of the 1980s' miniseries about the world's first encounter with an alien race. With huge spaceships simultaneously appearing over 29 cities around the world, the Visitors (or V's) seem to promote a message of peace. Through their generous offer to share advanced technology, the V's quickly build a following that may be overlooking a more malevolent agenda.

In the premiere episode, "Pilot," an image of Anna, the leader of the V's, is projected worldwide as she speaks about everyone joining together and no longer being divided by country or separated by fear. She wants us all to unite, and is counting on a very important component of human nature -- devotion. At first considered a threat, the V's quickly become a fascination and a link to things that lay just beyond our reach.

For Tyler, a teenaged boy, the V's are his ticket to being a part of something big and something that offers hope.

To Chad, an egotistical news anchor who wants to further his career, his exclusive interview with Anna begins his desire to dominate the airwaves.

Father Jack, a priest with questioning faith, is hesitant to believe in the Visitors' righteousness and goes outside of the church in search of the truth.

There are other dissidents who believe the Visitors aren't who they say they are, including Ryan, who is faced with a life-altering decision when the V's show up.

And to FBI Counter Terrorist Agent Erica Evans, who discovers, while investigating a terrorist cell, what lurks beneath the alarmingly human exterior of the Visitors, resisting this new world has never been more important -- and never has there been more at stake. This truly is the dawning of a new day.

"V" stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols, Joel Gretsch as Father Jack, Lourdes Benedicto as Valerie, Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans, Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, with Morena Baccarin as Anna, and Scott Wolf as Chad Decker.