Ian Somerhalder returning to TV for another vampires series

Ian Somerhalder hasn't entirely left his vampire days behind him; he's been cast in a new vampire series.

Emily Treadgold

Ian Somerhalder is pretty well known for being a vampire in the lo CW series The Vampire Diaries.Now, hes back as a vampire, but this time hes going to war.   


The actor has joined the cast of the new Netflix series V-Wars, an adaptation of the IDW comic books, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new series will be 10 episodes long.

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.

David Ozer: President, IDW Entertainment

Somerhalder will star as Dr. Luther Swann, who has seen his friend infected by a disease that turns him into a vampire then he becomes a killer that starts feeding on humans.


The comics were written by Jonathan Maberry, and the showrunners are William Laurin and Glenn Davis with Brad Turner as the executive producer and director.