"The Vampire Diaries" alum Ian Somerhalder is coming back to familiar turf with "V-Wars," which got a 10-episode straight-to-series buy from Netflix. At least this moment Somerhalder is not actively playing a vampire. As an alternative, The Hollywood Media reporter says, he'll play Dr. Luther Swann, and also immediate some episodes.
Here's much more on the collection:
"[Dr. Luther Swann] enters a world of 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."
It's not crystal clear yet which will be actively playing Fayne. The collection is dependent on the IDW novel of the same name, by author Jonathan Maberry.
IDW Entertainment President David Ozer distributed a declaration:
"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. We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide."
Ian Somerhalder -- who is wedded to "Twilight" actress Nikki Reed -- played out Damon Salvatore on "The Vampire Diaries" from 2009 to 2017. He also grew to become a producer on the show, and directed a few episodes.
In accordance to THR, another IDW adaptation, "Locke & Key," is waiting around on a new home after Hulu handed down on the pilot. Maybe Netflix will take it up?