With comic book adaptations seemingly everywhere we turn these days, Netflix and Ian Somerhalder are now coming together to develop an adaptation of V-Wars.
A ten-episode first season of Jonathan Maberry’s IDW property is in the works, with Lost and The Vampire Diaries’ Somerhalder to tackle the headline role of Dr Luther Swann.
The early word on the Doc Swann gig has the character pegged as someone who “gets introduced to the horrific world of the vampiric when his best friend, Michael Fayne, succumbs to the disease, turning into a vampire and feeding on the blood of others. It doesn’t take long for the disease to spread. And, much like the bubonic plague, the disease influences society’s fracture and disarray into chaos. Swann will race against the clock to figure out how to save his friend. However, his friend carves his way to become the leader of the bloodsuckers.”
This small-screen take on V-Wars will be produced by High Park Entertainment and IDW Entertainment, with 1-800-Missing’s Willian Laurin and Glenn Davis on board as showrunners.