Ian Somerhalder is back in the world of vampires in the Netflix series V-Wars
Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) is heading back to the world of vampires in the upcoming Netflix series V-Wars, based on the Jonathan Maberry novel from IDW Entertainment, according to THR. Somerhalder will both direct and star in V-Wars, which will consist of 10 episodes. The series has been in development since 2014. V-Wars is the story of Dr. Luther Swann (Somerhalder) who watches his best friend Michael Fayne turn into a vampire because of a mysterious disease. It begins to spread, leading those who haven’t been turned to fight the vampires. Fayne becomes the leader of the blood-sucking faction while Swann tries to find a cure.
High Park Entertainment and IDW Entertainment will produce with William Laurin and Glenn Davis (1-800-Missing) as showrunners. Brad Turner (Stargate Atlantis) will direct and executive produce. It might seem like an odd choice for Somerhalder to do a vampire show a mere year after his turn in The Vampire Diaries. I mean, how could it not? It’s the show that made him a household name. (Well, the show and his very expressive eyebrows.) While it certainly does seem like a strange career move, the very obviousness of the comparison likely means that there’s more to this show than meets the eye.
Vampires were all the rage for quite a while and it’s interesting to see them returning this quickly. Not that I have any issues with that. I don’t. There is something compelling about vampires, and even Twilight couldn’t take that away for long. Are you guys interested in V-Wars? What do you think of Somerhalder joining the cast as a non-vampire character? Let us know in the comments.