Ian Somerhalder to star in Netflix's new vampire drama series V-Wars

Ian Somerhalder to star in Netflix's new vampire drama series V-Wars

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. The book, by Jonathan Maberry was published in 2012 and tells the story of Dr. Luther Swann (Somerhalder), who learns all about the world of vampires after his best friend, Michael Fayne, is turned. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these vampires. Unfortunately for him, Michael rises to power as an underground leader of the vampires, putting Swann in a hard spot.

"The Vampire Diaries" alum Ian Somerhalder is returning to familiar turf with "V-Wars", which got a 10-episode straight-to-series order from Netflix.

According to THR, another IDW adaptation, "Locke & Key", is waiting on a new home after Hulu passed on the pilot. "We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide". High Park Entertainment produces alongside IDW Entertainment, which will distribute the series worldwide (excluding Canada). Brad Turner (Stargate, Stargate Atlantis) will direct and exec produce. Eric Birnberg, Thomas Walden, David Ozer, Ted Adams and Games Gibb are also executive producers on the series. However, numerous actor's Vampire Diaries fans are sure to follow him to the V-Wars Netflix series for the latest chapter in his career.

Ian Somerhalder is getting back in business with vampires, but this time he's going to war. Television with actress Nikki Reed, his wife, via their Rare Bird Productions banner. Have you read V-Wars?

In addition to his starring role as vampire Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, Somerhalder is best known for his roles on Lost and The Rules of Attraction.

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