Courtesy of USA Today, we have out first look at the new “V” alien designs sans human skin. This is a new design that is based off the original which looked like cheesy lizardnoids or Reptile (Mortal Kombat) as I like to call them.

Actress Morean Baccarin, who plays Anna, the queen of the aliens says the new design “is really cool.”

“What I like about it is it doesn’t look like any particularly recognizable species. It’s like a conglomeration of all these different lizard types. It even looks prehistoric. There’s something like a T. rex about it, with a lizard mixed with a Komodo dragon,” says Baccarin.

Portions of the alien’s physical appearance will be revealed over the 10-episode second season, which began last night (9 ET/PT), with the full creature appearing in the season finale.

According to executive producer Scott Rosenbaum there is a reason the creature design looks familiar and unfamiliar at the same time

“Throughout the season, you’ll be seeing exactly what the Visitors look like underneath, and while some of it will be explained as to why they look the way they do … if you look close enough and study it, you can sort of figure out what the Visitors have been doing throughout the course of history in the universe. Answers to that are revealed literally in (their) physical nature.”

Source: USA Today