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Ian Somerhalder Returning to TV (And Vampires) With Netflix Series

Ian Somerhalder is getting again in enterprise with vampires, however this time he’ll warfare.

The Vampire Diaries star has joined the forged of Netflix’s V-Wars, an IDW comedian e-book adaptation ordered straight to collection by the streaming big, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. The primary season will probably be 10 episodes lengthy.

In V-Wars, Somerhalder, whose credit additionally embrace Misplaced and Smallville, performs Dr. Luther Swann, a person who sees his finest pal remodeled by a illness basically right into a vampire. His pal, Michael Fayne, turns into murderous and feeds on different folks. V-Wars, the comedian collection, was written by Jonathan Maberry. 1-800-Lacking creators William Laurin and Glenn Davis are showrunners on the collection with Stargate veteran Brad Turner directing and government producing. Eric Birnberg, Thomas Walden, David Ozer, Ted Adams and Video games Gibb are additionally government producers on the collection.

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“We couldn’t have dreamed of a better option than Ian Somerhalder to convey his eager understanding of this style from his years of starring in The Vampire Diaries to steer the forged of V-Wars as Dr. Luther Swann and to be a inventive pressure on this collection, in addition to to function a director this season. We’re thrilled to associate with Netflix to convey the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide,” Ozer mentioned in an announcement.

No different casting, nor a premiere date, for V-Wars has been introduced.

That is Somerhalder’s first TV position since The Vampire Diaries resulted in 2017. He additionally served as a producer and director on The long-running CW collection.

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