You can count me as someone who was, at the very least, looking forward to seeing a new take on the V
concept -- though, I seriously doubt any reincarnation can match the character and thematic work of the original mini-series. And even though the trailers didn't do a whole for me, personally, I'm still disappointed that the series itself seems doomed before it even airs.
As for V:The Second Generation
... it really is a terrible novel. The worst part, aside from the writing, characters and pacing, is that the plot is entirely unoriginal. Kenneth Johnson was so ticked off at the direction that V: The Final Battle
was taking, that he left the project. But after twenty years to craft something definitive, his story was almost an exact duplicate of The Final Battle
-- just on a slightly larger scope. Even the "new" characters were carbon copies of old characters.
Here's hoping the re-make at least provides some fresh perspective. Short-lived though it may be.