Ian Somerhalder Returning to TV in Netflix Vampire Series 'V-Wars'
Netflix has acquired the rights of IDW graphic novel V-Wars by Jonathan Maberry, and the streaming network has ordered the adaptation straight to a 10-episode series.
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Somerhalder will play Dr. Luther Swann, whose best friend, Michael Fayne, is transformed him into a dangerous vampire. Soon, more and more people are transformed, creating a divide in society: humans versus vampires. The series follows Dr. Swann as he races to find a cure, while Michael becomes the leader of his kind.
"We could not have dreamed of a better choice than Ian Somerhalder to bring his keen understanding of this genre from his years of starring in The Vampire Diaries to lead the cast of V-Wars as Dr. Luther Swann and to be a creative force on this series, as well as to serve as a director this season. We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide," Netflix said in a press release.
1-800-MISSING creators William Laurin and Glenn Davis are set as showrunners. Brad Turner of 24 will direct and executive-produce.