Finally! The Vampire Diaries fans have been waiting and waiting for Ian Somerhalder's new Netflix series V-Wars to share a premiere date and any new photos or info. Now we have everything but a trailer (which must be coming soon). Somerhalder's big follow-up to Vampire Diaries is another vampire show, but a very different one, and this time he's playing a good guy human -- not exactly another Damon Salvatore.
We knew V-Wars was supposed to debut in 2019 and it looks like Netflix is saving it for the final month of the year. According to the streamer's new post, revealing a ton of cool new photos, V-Wars will premiere December 5th.
After that news came out on October 30, Ian Somerhalder posted to his loyal fans -- and texted them, since he does that now. He said he hoped fans liked V-Wars since he put his whole heart and soul into it.
In V-Wars, Ian Somerhalder plays Dr. Luther Swann, and our first look at his character was actually posted by the actor back in August 2018. Somerhalder is a producer on the show, and directed one of the 10 episodes in Season 1. He's already talked about hoping fans watch and like V-Wars Season 1 enough for Netflix to greenlight a Season 2, since he wants a chance to go back and tell more stories based on Jonathan Maberry works.
In Netflix's V-Wars, a mysterious disease begins transforming people into vampires, and Ian Somerhalder's Dr. Luther Swann is pitted against his best friend, now a powerful vampire. Adrian Holmes (Arrow) plays Swann's best friend, Michael Fayne. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps of normal people vs. vampires. Swann races to understand what’s happening, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires.
Interestingly enough, Ian Somerhalder and his Vampire Diaries brother Paul Wesley are debuting their new shows on the same day on different streaming services. Wesley, aka Stefan Salvatore, premieres Tell Me A Story Season 2 on December 5.
You never know! Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley also just teased a new bourbon line, which is perfect for the Salvatore brothers. Here's another question, though: Will we ever see either Somerhalder or Wesley on Legacies? Wesley directed an episode in Season 1, and we know he wouldn't return as Stefan, but maybe as a monster-of-the-week? Damon Salvatore is still alive and human in the Legacies Season 2 timeline, and he and Elena Gilbert Salvatore are said to have a daughter named in honor of Stefan.