Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Ian Somerhalder To Star in Netflix's Vampire Drama 'V-Wars'

Ian Somerhalder To Star in Netflix's Vampire Drama 'V-Wars'

A little over a year after The Vampire Diaries wrapped its eight-year run, Ian Somerhalder is sinking his teeth into another series about bloodsuckers. That disease spreads wide, causing more people to transform, and society to fracture. Michael then goes on to become a powerful leader of other vampires. The series is based on the IDW novel of the same name, by author Jonathan Maberry.

While one streaming show about supernatural monsters moves forward, another falls behind, as Hulu recently passed on the pilot for Locke & Key.

IDW Entertainment is the worldwide distributor for V-Wars, excluding Canada. "We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide".

1-800-Missing creators William Laurin and Glenn Davis will serve as showrunners for V-Wars. Eric Birnberg, Thomas Walden, David Ozer, Ted Adams and Games Gibb are also executive producers on the series.

Not only will Somerhalder lead the whole shebang as Dr. Swann, he'll also act as a director on the first season of V-Wars (though it's unclear how many episodes he'll helm).

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The Hollywood Reporter confirms that The Vampire Diaries alum Ian Somerhalder has been cast in Netflix's new vampire drama series V-Wars. He now has a pod deal with TVD producers Warner Bros.

Currently Somerhalder and his wife, actress Nikki Reed have a pod deal with Warner Bros TV to produce new content for the network under their production company Rare Bird Productions.

V-Wars arrives as Netflix continues to spend an estimated $8 billion annually on original programming.

Somerhalder is best known for his starring role as Damon Salvatore on the CW's long-running series The Vampire Diaries, which ended previous year after eight seasons. The genre remains popular with NBC's Midnight, Texas, and Syfy's Van Helsing, among others.

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