A year after “The Vampire Diaries” wrapped its eight-year run, Somerhalder is sinking his teeth into another series about bloodsuckers.
A little over a year after “The Vampire Diaries” wrapped its eight-year run, Ian Somerhalder is sinking his teeth into another series about bloodsuckers.
Somerhalder is set to headline “V-Wars,” an adaptation of the IDW graphic novel series, which has received a 10-episode, straight-to-series order from Netflix. The premise of the books revolves around a mysterious virus that starts transforming humans into bloodthirsty predators, setting the stage for an us-vs.-them war.
Per THR.com, Somerhalder will play Luther Swann, a doctor whose best friend, Michael Fayne, is lost to the disease and soon rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires.
Brad Turner (“24”) will direct and executive-produce, while “1-800-MISSING” creators William Laurin and Glenn Davis will serve as showrunners.

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