Ian Somerhalder to star in another vampire show

Ian Somerhalder will lead new Netflix series'V-Wars

Ian Somerhalder will lead new Netflix series'V-Wars

Somerhalder will play Dr. Luther Swann, a man whose life is turned upside down when his best friend, Michael Fayne, is plagued by a disease that turns him into a predator who feeds on other humans. The stakes are raised when Fayne rises to power as the underground leader of the vampires.

This will be Somerhalder's first time getting back to his garlic-averse roots since last year's The Vampire Diaries series finale.

According to Comic Book, IDW Entertainment President David Ozer cited Ian Somerhalder as the ideal choice for the V-Wars adaptation, revealing his work on The Vampire Diaries has offered the actor a "keen understanding" of the vampire genre.

THR is reporting that the series, which already has a 10 episode order, will be produced by High Park Entertainment and distributed worldwide by IDW Entertainment (save for Canada).

No word yet on when Somerhalder's series will hit the 'Flix, but we're readying our wooden stakes just in case.

It looks like Ian Somerhalder's about to be surrounded by the undead once more. The latest offering from the streaming service will be based on IDW's comic book series of the same name written by best-selling author Jonathan Maberry. High Park's Eric Birnberg and Thomas Walden will executive produce along with IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, IDW CEO Ted Adams, James Gibb of Marada Pictures. William Laurin and Glenn Davis will serve as showrunners.

V-Wars does not yet have a premiere date, but we'll keep you updated as the production continues. He is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Todd Rubenstein of Morris Yorn. The genre drama joins a roster of Marvel fare including the recently renewed Jessica Jones and gives the streamer a series vampire drama as The CW is prepping the final season of Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, while working on yet another offshoot from the franchise.

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