The original Diana is joining the new V series!

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

The scariest V alien EVER is back! Jane Badler, who gave a lot of us nightmares when she ate rats as mothership commander Diana during the 1980s run of that series, will return as the mother of Anna (Morena Baccarin), the NEW scariest V alien ever.

According to TV Guide's William Keck, as soon as he heard that the character of Anna's mother would be introduced in V's November second-season premiere, he begged executive producer Scott Rosenbaum for Badler to return in the role. And Rosenbaum listened.

We're happy, Keck is happy, Badler is happy, and Baccarin and Laura Vandervoort (who plays Anna's daughter) are also happy—but one person who won't be happy is the character of Diana, because:

When V returns, we will learn that Anna (Morena Baccarin) is keeping her mother prisoner on the mother ship in a never-before-seen section that has been designed to look like the Visitors' home planet.

That's no way to treat a mother ... but it should make for some great television.