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First Look at Ian Somerhalder in Netflix Series V-Wars

Ian Somerhalder has revealed a first look at his V-Wars character, Dr. Luther Swann, on his Instagram account (via! The 10-episode series will be an adaptation of IDW’s comic series of the same name written by best-selling author Jonathan Maberry.

Netflix previously handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for vampire drama V-Wars, with The Vampire Diaries alum set to star.

V-Wars revolves around Dr. Luther Swann (Somerhalder), who 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.

The series is based on IDW Publishing’s V-Wars franchise, written by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry. High Park Entertainment produces alongside IDW Entertainment, which will distribute the series worldwide (excluding Canada).

1-800-Missing creators William Laurin and Glenn Davis will serve as showrunners. Brad Turner (Stargate, Stargate Atlantis) will direct and executive produce. High Park’s Eric Birnberg and Thomas Walden will executive produce alongside IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, IDW CEO Ted Adams and Marada Pictures’ Games Gibb.

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