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Ian Somerhalder To Star In Netflix Series V-Wars

Ian Somerhalder To Star In Netflix Series V-Wars

[He] enters a world of horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne, into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. While Swann tries to understand what is happening, Fayne becomes the leader of the vampires. He starred as Damon Salvatore on "The Vampire Diaries" during its entire eight-year run and now has plans to star in another vampire show.

The series is based on IDW Publishing's V-Wars franchise, written by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry.

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

Netflix and Ian Somerhalder are ready to fight the V-Wars.




Edited by Jonathan Maberry, "A Chronicle of the Vampire Wars" is the name of a comic series. This disease slowly begins to spread through humankind, and society begins to splinter into the ranks of those who are human and those who are vampires.

William Laurin and Glenn Davis are on show-running duties, while Brad Turner is directing the first episode and will also work as an executive producer. High Park's Eric Birnberg and Thomas Walden will executive produce alongside IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, IDW CEO Ted Adams and Marada Pictures' Games Gibb.

Netflix is continuing to bring fascinating, original programming to the streaming service, and we're so excited to see them dip a bit more into the world of the supernatural. He and his Rare Birds Productions are now under a pod deal at Warner Bros.

V-Wars began development back in 2014 as a straight-to-series project from IDW Entertainment and eOne TV, and while eOne is no longer attached, the series has finally found a home at Netflix as IDW continues to expand its live-action projects. Television with actress Nikki Reed, his wife, via their Rare Bird Productions banner. V-Wars is produced by High Park in association with IDW. He is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Todd Rubenstein of Morris Yorn. The genre remains popular with NBC's Midnight, Texas, and Syfy's Van Helsing, among others.