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06 December 2019 00:00

Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries V-Wars

Vampires are among us in Netflix's latest series, V Wars, which is also Ian Somerhalder's big return to the vampire genre. As fans of the series already know, things haven't been the same since a deadly virus was released into the world that turned regular humans into deadly vampires. While Ian Somerhalder's character, Dr. Luther Swann, is trying to do everything he can in order to find a cure and save the planet, his best friend, Michael Fayne, is out to help make sure other newly turned vampires like him don't get eliminated and are able to live in peace. Of course, if you're already obsessed with the show, you're probably already hoping for a second season of this crazy and totally awesome story. So is it going to happen?

Here's everything you need to know about season 2 of V Wars... Is season 2 of V Wars actually happening? Since V Wars just started, it's still too early for Netflix to confirm that the show will come back for another season. However, it looks like fans might not have to worry too much, since it seems like Netflix has already picked up the series for another season. "Well, we got to get season two.

That's why I really need viewers watching the show, it is worth watching it," Ian Somerhalder told IANS. When will season 2 start filming? With an early season 2 renewal, there's a good chance that filming will be underway pretty soon and that fans will get to see their favorite characters back on the small screen soon. Who will be coming back? Since this is the apocalypse, anything can happen, including some of our favorite characters not surviving to see season two. While the cast won't be confirmed until the show gets renewed, there's a good chance we'll see all of our favorites come back as long as nothing happens to their characters. What is going to happen in season 2? Chances are we'll be seeing Dr. Luther Swann continued to deal with the aftermath of the virus hitting the planet. Official details haven't come out yet, but Ian Somerhalder has already revealed that two new characters will be introduced. "There are two amazing Indian characters that we are going to put together - a father and a daughter," he told IANS. "A vampire in India will be different from a vampire in Eastern Europe or South America, that will be a very exciting and new angle to explore." When does season 2 come out? The show got a pretty early season 2 renewal, so there's a good chance that fans will only have to wait a year to see their favorite vampires back in December 2020. RELATED STORIES Ian Somerhalder Reacts to Damon's Continued Life on Legacies: 'It's Wild' Ian Somerhalder Reacts to Damon's Continued Life on Legacies: 'It's Wild' V Wars Trailer: Ian Somerhalder Is Netflix's New Vampire Slayer Ian Somerhalder has returned to television for another dance with the undead, but if you're hoping for the second coming of Damon Salvatore, you might want to adjust your expectations. And then run for your life. The vampires of Netflix's V Wars — whose 10-episode first season dropped in full on Thursday — aren't the smoldering sex symbols roaming the streets of Mystic Falls. "These vampires are different," Somerhalder tells TVLine. "They're not hundreds of years old, they're weeks old, so there's no historical aspect." And while there are many different types of vampires on the show, as each person's genetics determine their specific transformation, there's one thing they all have in common: "Most of these creatures are really f–ing scary." Based on the comics by Jonathan Maberry, V Wars stars Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) as Dr. Luther Swann, a scientist whose world is turned upside down when his best friend (played by Arrow's Adrian Holmes) is unwittingly mutated into a blood-sucking monster by a fast-spreading virus. Somerhalder says that the scientific aspect of the show is what makes it more "grounded" than your typical fanged fare. "It deals with the things we're dealing with in our own world right now: borders, racism, disease, fear, politics — the politics of fear," he explains. "These things aren't just happening in our echo chambers, they're happening around the world. And [the vampire virus] comes about as a result of rampant glacial deterioration. Ice is melting and exposing pathogens, viruses and bacteria that could make the bubonic plague look like a chickenpox party." The cast of V Wars also includes Peter Outerbridge (The Umbrella Academy), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Kyle Breitkopf (The Whispers), Jacky Lai (Beyond) and Kimberly-Sue Murray (Shadowhunters). Each character plays a key role in Luther's evolution as he dives deeper into this terrifying new world. "Getting to play Damon Salvatore [on The Vampire Diaries] was the coolest thing in the world," he says. "That was one of the best-written characters on television, and I mean that in all humility. It wasn't about my performance, it was what was on the page, and I just worked my ass off trying to bring that to life. Coming out of that, I really wanted to play a character that's just a normal f–ing awesome dude. To me, good husbands, great parents, scientists — those are superheroes, because of their dedication, authenticity and integrity. Luther's a good, normal dude. But people don't want an ordinary hero. They want an extraordinary hero. So the metamorphosis he goes through in a 10-episode arc is substantial." Go stream the first episode of V Wars on Netflix, then grade the episode below and drop a comment with your full review.