Original ‘V’ Star Jane Badler to Play Her Mother in the New Version

Actress will play the mother of the alien leader

Last Updated: August 6, 2010 @ 2:02 PM

Jane Badler has joined the cast of the ABC sci-fi drama series "V" in a recurring guest star role.

She will play the role of Diana, mother to Ann, played by Morena Baccarin, who is now the lead of the Vs. She will first appear in the Season 2 premiere of the series.

Badler played the role of Diana in the original "V," series which aired on NBC in 1984.

In announcing her inclusion in the cast, ABC said she will play an important role in the series this season, which will feature more character reveals and more details about the Vs mythology.

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