'V-Wars': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Netflix's upcoming vampire drama series starring Ian Somerhalder

The show chronicles the outbreak of the first Vampire War, from the savage murders committed by the newly affected to full-out battles with vampire terrorist cells, and the peace-mongering factions. Read on to find out all the details of the upcoming show starring Ian Somerhalder and Adrian Holmes.


                            'V-Wars': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Netflix's upcoming  vampire drama series starring Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder is returning to his favorite vampire hunting grounds with Netflix's upcoming V-Wars, a horror science-fiction show adapted from Jonathan Maberry's graphic novel of the same name which was first released on October 2014 by IDW Publishing. This time, however, Somerhalder will be taking up the role of a doctor trying to cure vampires.

V-Wars is an anthology series detailing the accounts of the Vampire Wars from the perspective of different individuals. Four graphic novels were released between 2012 and 2016. While the series might not be an anthology series, this story might probably focus on Dr. Luther Swann (played by Ian). 12 Issues of the graphic novel have been released between 2014 and 2019. Here's all you need to know about the adaptation of the graphic novel series.

Release date

Netflix' V-Wars. Credit: IDW Publishing

Principal production ended on October 2018 and the show is in the post-production phase. However, Executive Producer James Gibb updated on August 2019 that the cast and crew were headed for the third round of filming. The series is expected to be released on Netflix at the end of 2019 with 10 episodes in the first season. 

Plot

In V-Wars, vampirism is caused by a millennia-old virus and affect individuals differently based on their personalities and cultures. Somerhalder plays Dr. Luther Swann who is a human doctor trying to understand the disease. Humans and vampires are divided into opposing factions. The vampire faction is led by Swann's best friend Michael Fayne who was Patient Zero of the virus. Swann races to find a cure before humans and vampires start an all-out war. The show chronicles the outbreak of the first Vampire War, from the savage murders committed by the newly affected to full-out battles with vampire terrorist cells, and the peace-mongering factions in between.

Cast

Ian Somerhalder

Actor Ian Somerhalder arrives at the 2nd annual Golden Globes party saluting young Hollywood held at Nobu Los Angeles on December 8, 2009, in West Hollywood, California.

Ian Somerhalder is best known for his role as Damon Salvatore, the vampire in 'The Vampire Diaries'. He also had roles in 'Lost' and 'Smallville'. Somerhalder will play the role of Dr. Luther Swann and will be seen minus the fangs that fans have been so used to seeing him with.

Adrian Holmes

Actor Adrian Holmes attends eOne Best of the Fest TIFF 2018 Celebration at Assembly Chef's Hall on September 7, 2018, in Toronto, Canada

Adrian Holmes is a Canadian actor whose previous acting credits include '19-2' and 'Arrow'. Holmes plays the role of Michael Fayne, the leader of the vampire faction and Dr Swann's former friend.

Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort attends the 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party sponsored by IMDb and Neuro Drinks celebrating EJAF and the 91st Academy Awards on February 24, 2019, in West Hollywood, California.

Laura Vandervoort is a Canadian actress and is a staple of the sci-fi genre having acted in 'Haven', 'Smallville', and 'Bitten'. Vandervoort will play the role of a character named Mila.

Creators

The original graphic novel was written by Jonathan Maberry who had won the Bram Stoker Prize for the Best First Novel.  The show is being adapted by William Laurin and Glenn Davis. Laurin and Davis worked on 'Aftermath', 'Pinkerton', and 'Missing'. Three directors will serve throughout the series, those being, Brad Turner, T.J. Scott and The Vampire Diaries fan-favorite Ian Somerhalder. Along with 15 other producers, Somerhalder will also serve as an executive producer for the series.

News

Ian Somerhalder shared the first look of his character via his Instagram on August 18, 2018.

Ian Somerhalder as Dr Luther Swann in Netflix's V-Wars. Credit: Ian Somerhalder

Later the actor also revealed he would be taking on the role of director as well for the series. He also updated fans in June that visual effect edits were going on for the show and that only  "some months of post-production left" for season 1.  In July, actors Greg Bryk Kyle Breitkopf also shared via Twitter and Instagram respectively that they were doing ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement) for the show.

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