Ian Somerhalder seems to be jumping from one vampire show to another, given his newest Netflix project
Somerhalder’s character will have to find out what caused his dearest friend to turn into an evil murderous vampire and is forced to find a cure before it is too late.
Its been only a year since The Vampire Diaries wrapped up the series with an eight-season long run, and it looks like Ian Somerhalder has already found another bloodsucker series to sink his teeth into. The Vampire Diaries alum is reportedly about to appear in another Netflix vampire series, Deadline reports.
Somerhalder is all set to headline “V-Wars,” an adaptation of the IDW graphic novel series, which basically means that he’ll be on TV a lot more than before. And the best part about it, at least for vampire fans, is that the show has received a 10-episode, straight-to-series order from Netflix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premise of the books, therefore the show, revolves around a vampire disease that quickly spreads throughout society and humans are forced to fight against the vampires. On the show, Somerhalder will play the character of Luther Swann, a doctor whose best friend, Michael Fayne, is lost to the disease and soon rises to become the supreme underground leader of the vampires.
According to the publication, Somerhalder’s character will have to find out what caused his dearest friend to turn into an evil murderous vampire and will be forced to find a cure in order to stop the vampires from taking over before it’s too late.
"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 production company IDW Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide.”
As per reports, Brad Turner will jump on to the project as the director as well as executive producer, while William Laurin and Glenn Davis will serve as showrunners. Eric Birnberg and Thomas Walden will be executive producing the show for High Park, along with David Ozer and Ted Adams for IDW Entertainment and James Gibb for Marada Pictures.