Ian Somerhalder Set to Star in ‘V-Wars’ Series on Netflix

Netflix has announced it has ordered 10 episodes of the vampire series V-Wars, which is based on the Jonathan Mayberry comic from IDW Publishing. It was also announced that Ian Somerhalder, best known for his role as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, will star as Dr. Luther Swann. Brad Turner (Stargate) is at the helm to direct.

Representatives from IDW told the Hollywood Reporter “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.”

V-Wars revolves around Dr. Swann working relentlessly to fight a group of horrific vampires.  Swann is sucked into this gruesome world after his friend, Michael Fayne, is transformed by this mysterious disease into a very powerful demonic leader.  While horror comic fans remember the blood and gore graphically spilling off of the pages, they will have to wait to see if this upcoming adaptation matches up.

There is now word yet on any other casting announcements or projected release date.  Horror News Network will keep you up to date as more information about V-Wars, the series becomes available.

Christine Caprilozzi
Christine Caprilozzi
Christine Bucci-Caprilozzi joined the Horror News Network staff in 2005 when the site was still ComicMonsters.com. She started as a Staff Journalist adding interviews, comic reviews and convention coverage. Christine is also the Lead Organizer/Director of the CT HorrorFest and is a firm believer in keeping the indie spirit of the horror community alive. You can follow her on Twitter @Christine_HNN.

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