Somerhalder Cast In V-WARS
There’s this forthcoming series from Netflix entitled V-WARS. It will consist of ten episodes and be based on the comic book series, also called V-WARS, written by Jonathan Maberry. The new series will star one Ian Somerhalder, who previously starred in a show called THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which aired on the CW, and spawned a spinoff series called THE ORIGINALS. I’ve heard of V-WARS, the comic, although I haven’t read it. I’ve heard of Jonathan Maberry. He’s a talented writer. I’ve read a few of his books, and he and I are friends on Facebook. I’ve heard of the CW, the television network that formed when two fledgling networks WB and UPN merged in 2006, because it’s the network that used to air BUFFY. But I’d never heard of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES before, or THE ORIGINALS, or this guy Somerhalder. Go figure.
In V-WARS, Somerhalder won’t be playing a vampire, rather a human scientist named Luther Swann who will be fighting against the vampires. So basically he’s Eph Goodweather from THE STRAIN, then? Okay. I can dig it. Unlike Eph Goodweather, though, who had to fight against his own son, Swann will have to battle his best friend, who is leader of the vampires. If Maberry wasn’t the guy who wrote the original story, I’d be tempted to say this V-WARS sounds a tad derivative. Since he’s involved, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.