Watch Now

on Prime Video

An extraterrestrial race arrives on Earth with seemingly good intentions, only to slowly reveal their true machinations the more ingrained into society they become.
800 ( 21)




2   1   Unknown  
2011   2010   2009  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Terra Nova (2011)
Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams
V (1984–1985)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.

Stars: Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Michael Ironside
Falling Skies (2011–2015)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.

Stars: Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight
Revolution (2012–2014)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fifteen years after a permanent global blackout, a group of revolutionaries seeks to drive out an occupying force posing as the United States Government.

Stars: Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito
Heroes II (2006–2010)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

Stars: Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia
The 4400 (2004–2007)
Sci-Fi | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.

Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretsch, Patrick John Flueger
Flashforward (2009–2010)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport
V (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant
Defiance (2013–2015)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the year 2046, it's a new Earth - with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition... See full summary »

Stars: Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz
Alphas (2011–2012)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie
Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After saving the life of the President in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S Secret Service agents are whisked away to a covert location in South Dakota that houses supernatural objects that ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek
Sanctuary (2008–2011)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.

Stars: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl


Series cast summary:
 Father Travis 12 episodes, 2009-2011


Not all aliens are nice and cute like Yoda, ET or ALF. When a race of reptilian-like aliens arrives on Earth in disguise as humans, they show their good intentions, but they have a more sinister plan to conquer our planet and destroy all human race on Earth. Written by Jett-chan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


They arrive November 3 See more »


Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

3 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goscie  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


A picture of Laura Vandervoort from this series was used to make fake ID passports as part of an international identity-theft ring. She was immediately recognized by an FBI agent who happens to be a fan of Smallville (2001) wherein she portrayed Kara Zor-El (Supergirl). See more »


Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.40 (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Finally, an ABC show worth watching....
11 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

...and that's saying a lot considering the usual angst-y, inexpensive-to-make-therefore-let's-clone-it-family-drama shows the network seems to keep adding on or re-newing. "V" was exciting right from the start and the second episode was a good follow-up to the premiere, fleshing out the main characters a bit more and what drives them. Elizabeth Mitchell is well cast as straight-shooter, no-BS FBI agent Erica and it's great to see her back on the tube after "Lost". Another great bit of casting is Joel Gretsch as Father Jack, a priest torn between doing what he thinks he's supposed to be doing and what he knows in his heart is actually the right thing to do. Gretsch was great as the power-hungry military man in the sci-fi mini "Taken" so seeing him here playing the clerical good guy with heart shows the man's got talent. Morena Baccarin and Scott Wolf are also excellently cast as Anna the high commander of the Visitors and as Chad, the button-pushing journalist. Though I enjoyed the original series as a kid, this one is a worthy update for the twenty-first century. Some stuff has changed (names of characters; how long they've actually been here before the arrival of the ships, etc.) but the premise is similar enough: aliens arrive on Earth...are they good or bad? It took courage for ABC to air a unique series like this (i.e. "sci-fi") when pretty much all of the other mainstream, non-cable networks are sticking with the usual safe stuff (family dramas, medical dramas, cop dramas, 30 minute sitcoms) so I hope they truly give it a chance to grow and catch on. It's that good.

102 of 171 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 168 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page