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Ian Somerhalder is sharpening his fangs to play a vampire again in the Netflix series V-Wars

Ian Somerhalder is sharpening his fangs to play a vampire again in the Netflix series V-Wars

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.


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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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