Ian Somerhalder Cast in Netflix's V-Wars

Joann Johnston
April 17, 2018

A little over a year after TVD ended its eight-year run, Ian Somerhalder is ready to sink his teeth into yet another series about bloodsuckers. Luther will enter the nightmarish world of V-Wars firsthand when his best friend, Michael Fayne, is turned "into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans". As Dr. Swann fights to find answers and a cure, Fayne begins to rise up the ranks of the vampires.

Somerhalder ended his 8 season run as resident brooding bad boy-turned good vampire Damon Salvatore on The CW's hit series The Vampire Diaries previous year when the series wrapped. Based on the IDW novel of the same name, V-Wars (as the name might imply) revolves around vampires.

No word yet on when Somerhalder's series will hit the 'Flix, but we're readying our wooden stakes just in case.

Ian Somerhalder is sinking his fangs into a juicy new role.

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The comic series was written by Jonathan Maberry. The mysterious illness transforms Michael and begins to spread, splitting society up into factions as uninfected people begin to fight back against the new vampire threat.

The series was originally announced in 2014 as a straight-to-series deal with Entertainment One. eOne and producers Circle of Confusion are no longer involved.

Brad Turner will direct the pilot episode, with William Laurin and Glenn Davis acting as showrunners. High Park's Eric Birnberg and Thomas Walden will executive produce along with IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, IDW CEO Ted Adams, James Gibb of Marada Pictures.

It seems best friend will be pitted against best friend as the V-Wars rage on our TV screens. "We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that (author) Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide". He now has a pod deal with TVD producers Warner Bros. The genre remains popular with NBC's Midnight, Texas, and Syfy's Van Helsing, among others.

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