Based on author Jonathan Maberry’s bestselling book from IDW Entertainment and High Park Entertainment, Netflix has just ordered ten hourlong episodes of the vampire drama series “V-Wars,“ set to bring “Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder back into the world of bloodsuckers.
Deadline adds today that Peter Outerbridge (Saw VI) will star alongside Somerhalder as a series regular. Outerbridge will play Calix Niklos, an elegant, malicious science expert on the Homeland Security Team.
Adrian Holmes has also joined the cast.
“The book, published in 2012 by IDW Publishing, debuted as a collection of prose stories that chronicles the first Vampire War. In the series, Somerhalder will star as Dr. Luther Swann, who enters a world of untold 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.”
Brad Turner (Human Cargo, 24, Stargate and Stargate Atlantis) will direct the pilot episode and executive produce. William Laurin and Glenn Davis will serve as showrunners. 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. V-Wars is produced by High Park in association with IDW.