THE VAMPIRE DIARIES' Ian Somerhalder Set to Star In Netflix's V-WARS
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ian Somerhalder will star in V-Wars produced by Netflix.
The streaming giant has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for vampire drama V-Wars, based on the IDW novel of the same name, 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.
"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."
Somerhalder scored his breakthrough role when he played Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost. Despite his character's death in the twentieth episode of the first season, Somerhalder returned to the role of Boone for seven more episodes between 2005 and 2010, including the series finale. In June 2009, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Vampire Damon Salvatore as a series regular in The CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries. The series premiere attracted The CW's highest premiere ratings of any season premiere since the network began in 2006. Somerhalder began directing The Vampire Diaries in its thirth season and produced the series at the start of season 8. Somerhalder has received several Teen Choice Award's and a People's Choice Award for his participation on the series.
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