Vampire Diaries alum Ian Somerhalder is set to star in the new Netflix original series V-Wars, based on an IDW comic of the same name.
V-Wars follows Dr. Luther Swann (Somerhalder) as he tries to understand the nature of a mysterious disease that has transformed his best friend into a human-hunting predator. Netflix has ordered an initial ten episodes.
The series is based on IDW Publishing’s V-Wars franchise, written by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry. High Park Entertainment is producing alongside IDW Entertainment.
“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,” said David Ozer, the president of IDW Entertainment. “We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide.”