Cast in New Vampire Show for Netflix

Bessie Dean
April 17, 2018

Ian Somerhalder to star in Netflix's 'V-Wars'. His character is faced with a daunting task as he watches his best friend rise to power among the vampire crowd, leading the very war Swann is trying to stop. He starred as Damon Salvatore on "The Vampire Diaries" during its entire eight-year run and now has plans to star in another vampire show.

Although he's playing a mere mortal in V-Wars, Somerhalder will be tapping into his genre expertise to direct select episodes of the 10-episode first season.

Ian Somerhalder is headed back to the Vampire world! Three more volumes of prose have followed, along with an IDW comic book series co-created by Maberry. As this disease spreads and more people are turned into murderous predators, social structures fracture and an "us against them" mentality pits humans against vampires. Eric Birnberg and Thomas Walden will executive produce for High Park, with David Ozer and Ted Adams for IDW Entertainment and James Gibb for Marada Pictures.

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Brad Turner (24) will direct and executive-produce, while 1-800-MISSING creators William Laurin and Glenn Davis will serve as showrunners. The order comes as another IDW property, the beloved Locke and Key, is awaiting word on a new home after Hulu's surprising pass on the pilot. He and his Rare Birds Productions are now under a pod deal at Warner Bros. You'd be wrong! He's now attached to star in new drama V-Wars. Television with actress Nikki Reed, his wife, via their Rare Bird Productions banner.

V-Wars arrives as Netflix continues to spend an estimated $8 billion annually on original programming. More recently, he played a regular role on The CW's horror drama The Vampire Series. He is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Todd Rubenstein of Morris Yorn.

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