Netflix has ordered an adaption of IDW book V-Wars with Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries).
V-Wars is a book of short stories all of which revolve around the first Vampire War. Somerhalder will star as Dr. Luther Swann, who enters a world of untold horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne, into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these “vampires.” Swann races against time to understand what’s happening, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires.
David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment had the following to say.“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,”
The series will consist of 10 hour long episodes.