The Hollywood heartthrob Ian Somerhalder is set to return in new 10 episode series on Netflix. The actor ruled the heart of females around the globe after his portrayal of the bloodthirsty vampire in popular series Vampire Diaries. Now, Netflix and Ian Somerhalder have joined the hands together to fight the vampires. V-Wars, based on the IDW novel of the same name, the series got a green signal from streaming giant after another IDW property Locke, and Key is searching for new streaming service after Hulu’s pass on the set.
As per the news confirmed by THR in V-Wars Ian Somerhalder will be portraying the role of Dr. Luther Swann who enters the world of horror and mystery when his best friend Michael Fayne transforms into a bloodthirsty vampire after being affected by a mysterious disease. As the disease spreads through the population, a war erupts between the humans and the Vampires with Michael Fayne ruling over predators. The race against time begins for Dr. Luther as he tries to solve the mystery of the origin of disease and find the cure for the deadly disease.
Ian Somerhalder signed off on the high note after an unbeaten run of CW’s Vampire Diaries where he portrayed the role of bad-boy turned into a good vampire. The series wrapped last year and almost after a year he will be part of another vampire action drama. However, this time he wouldn’t be playing the role of a vampire instead will try to save lives and put a menace to rest. The 10-episode Netflix series will be produced by High Park Entertainment and distributed worldwide by IDW Entertainment. Brad Turner of Stargate fame will be at the helm of the series along with William Laurin and Glenn Davis serving as the creators.
The IDW Entertainment in an interview with THR expressed their excitement regarding the project by adding “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.”
Ian Somerhalder’s past eight years of experience working on a series based on the vampires will surely come in handy during the making of the V-Wars. Also going by the statement made by IDW entertainment president David Ozer it looks like soon actor will be doing the director’s hat for few episodes to lend his creative vision to V-wars. The addition of this upcoming series based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry adds firepower to the Netflix’s ever-growing content library. All the fans of Ian Somerhalder will be eager to see him entering new shoes in series around vampires.