Netflix's 'V Wars' actor Adrian Holmes on playing a strong character conflicted between 'right and wrong'

Holmes is Michael Fayne in the series, who is Patient Zero during a virus outbreak. When Michael turns into the first vampire, a social divide occurs causing humanity to side against the newly-formed vampires


                            Netflix's 'V Wars' actor Adrian Holmes on playing a strong character conflicted between 'right and wrong'

Netflix's 'V Wars' starring Ian Somerhalder and Adrian Holmes is set to release on December 5 and fans couldn't be more excited for it to arrive. Ahead of the show's premiere, Adrian Holmes spoke to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about his role on the show.

'V Wars' is a science-fiction horror series based on Jonathan Maberry's comics of the same name.

It follows the story of a scientist, Dr. Luther Swann (Somerhalder), and his best friend, Michael Fayne (Holmes), as they find themselves on opposing sides as a deadly virus causing vampirism divides society into different factions, leading to a war between humans and vampires. 

Holmes plays Michael Fayne, who is Patient Zero during the virus outbreak. The millennia-old virus was released as polar ice caps melted and was then exposed to humans.

Holmes prepared for the role by working out the character of Michael Fayne with his coach. He said, "I found how I related to Fayne and plugged myself into his world. It's important to find the truth of the character, and once you find that, you're free."

On Michael Fayne, Holmes says he is a "fun, positive, spontaneous guy" and adds that 'V Wars' is a love story between these two brothers who have been pulled apart due to unfortunate circumstances."

When Michael turns into the first vampire after becoming Patient Zero, a social divide occurs causing humanity to side against the newly-formed vampires.

Adrian Holmes as Michael Fayne in 'V Wars' (Netflix)

Holmes's co-star, Ian Somerhalder, also serves as one of the executive producers and one of the directors for the show. Holmes says working with Somerhalder was fun, "We kept it fun and light but very focused on the set."

He adds, "He's a good dude and very passionate about the work, which I really appreciated." Holmes was also inspired by Somerhalder multi-tasking as an actor and director and hopes to explore directing in the future.

On Somerhalder, he said, "he did it quite seamlessly. Acting is challenging enough, never mind having to think about the shots and everything else."

Holmes played the character of Frank Pike on The CW's 'Arrow' in a multi-episode arc. On comparing Fayne and Pike, Holmes said, "Captain Pike was an authority figure, heading the Star City police department."

"Michael Fayne later becomes a figure of authority when he takes on the mantle as leader of Blood Nation, but unlike Pike, he has an inner struggle and is conflicted between right and wrong," he added.

In addition to 'V Wars', Adrian Holmes has a few other works down the line. Holmes will star in the second season of 'Sacred Lies' coming out in 2020, a mini-series on Facebook Watch with Juliette Lewis.

He will also be the lead in the Lifetime Christmas movie 'You Light up My Christmas' with Kim Fields, which will air on December 1. Holmes is also currently part of a YouTube web comedy series called 'The Holiday Show' and will star in a psychological thriller, 'Chained', set to release in December.

'V Wars' will release on Netflix on December 5.

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