Vampires have had a dominant place in our pop culture ever since Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published. With countless novels, comics, movies, and tv shows, you’ll never run out of content to binge on. Netflix has another Original to add onto that list with the upcoming series V-Wars. Based on the popular graphic novel series, V-Wars has been a long time coming. Here’s everything we know so far on V-Wars including the plot, cast, trailer, and release date.
V-Wars is a Netflix Original vampire-drama series based on the graphic novels of the same name by author Jonathan Maberry. William Laurin and Glenn Davis are the brains behind the series adaptation, serving as two out of four writers for the Original. Author, Jonathan Maberry has been given a credit as a writer for V-Wars but only for pre-development, aside from this, it would suggest that the Maberry had no further involvement with the creation of V-Wars.
Three directors will serve throughout the series, those being, Brad Turner, T.J. Scott and The Vampire Diaries fan favorite Ian Somerhalder. Along with 15 other producers, Somerhalder will also serve as an executive producer for the series.
What is the plot of V-Wars?
The following synopsis has been given for V-Wars:
After a mysterious disease begins transforming people into vampires, based on the folklore of each victim’s heritage, Dr. Luther Swann is pitted against his best friend, now a powerful vampire leader. The show chronicles the outbreak of the first Vampire War, from the savage murders committed by the newly affected to full-out battles with vampire terrorist cells, and the peace-mongering factions in between.
Who is in the cast of V-Wars?
The following cast members have been confirmed to star in V-Wars:
|Role||Cast Member||Where have I seen/heard them before?|
|Luther Swann||Ian Somerhalder||The Vampire Diaries | The Rules of Attraction | Lost|
|Michael Fayne||Adrian Holmes||Skyscraper | Elysium | The Cabin in the Woods|
|Kaylee Vo||Jacky Lai||Silent Hill: Revelation | Once Upon a Time | The Flash|
|Calix Niklos||Peter Outerbridge||Lucky Number Slevin | Saw VI | Cool Runnings|
|Dez||Kyle Breitkopf||Parental Guidance | The Whispers | Wonder|
|Danika Dubov||Kimberly-Sue Murray||Crimson Peak | My Perfect Romance | The Lizzie Borden Chronicles|
|Mila Dubov||Laura Vandervoort||Jigsaw | Smallville | Bitten|
|Ava O’Malley||Sydney Meyer||Shadowhunters | Departure | The Expanse|
|Jergen Weber||Teddy Moynihan||*Debuting in V-Wars*|
|Bobby||Greg Bryk||Saw V | Shoot ‘Em Up | Poor Boy’s Game|
Fans of The Vampire Diaries will recognize Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore. Ironically the actor is in another vampire series but this time won’t be portraying a vampire. Instead, Somerhalder will be portraying the human doctor Luther Swann who is at the very forefront of the vampire war.
Eagle-eyed fans of Smallville will also recognize Somerhalder from Smallville as Adam Knight. Adrian Holmes and Laura Vandervoort also starred in the series as Griff and Kara Kent respectively.
So V-Wars is based on a graphic novel?
That’s right! V-Wars began as an anthology series detailing the accounts of the Vampire Wars from the perspective of different individuals. Four graphic novels were released between 2012 and 2016.
While the series hasn’t been confirmed to be an anthology series, we do know that the focus of the show will be on the story of Dr. Luther Swann. 12 Issues of the graphic novel were released between 2014 and 2019.
We’re unsure how much of the graphic novel will be covered in the first season. Going by the cast information there are characters that play key roles in the graphic novel that won’t be in the series. Characters such as Yuki Nitobe and Lashonda Forbes won’t be making an appearance in season 1.
Are there any images or stills for V-Wars?
There has been a distinct lack of promotional material released for V-Wars. The only image released so far is actor Ian Somerhalder in costume as Dr. Luther Swann.
Where is production up to?
The series will be deep into post-production and it wouldn’t be surprising if post-production is close to concluding.
Filming concluded in October 2018 after 4 months of principal photography.
Where did filming take place?
Filming was split between Toronto and Galt in Ontario, Canada.
How many episodes will season 1 debut?
It has already been confirmed that the first season will arrive with 10 episodes. Netflix typically orders their originals for 10 episodes.
What are the episodes run times?
Each episode will have a run time of around 50 to 60 minutes.
Has Netflix released a trailer for V-Wars yet?
A trailer isn’t currently available but we’re expecting Netflix to release one very soon. For now, here’s the comic-book trailer from IDW Publishing which will hope peak your intrigue for the series.
When is the release date for V-Wars?
At the time of writing a release date hasn’t been confirmed. If we take into consideration that Principal Photography ended in October 2018, we can expect to hear news on a release date soon.
Will V-Wars be available in my region?
Yes! V-Wars has been confirmed to be available worldwide as a global Original.
What time will V-Wars be available in my region?
Depending on which region you reside will dictate what time V-Wars is available to stream in your region.
Below is the timetable V-Wars will be available to stream in your region:
|Time Zone||Time available to stream|
|Pacific Standard Time||12:00 AM|
|Mountain Standard Time||1:00 AM|
|Central Standard Time||2:00 AM|
|Eastern Standard Time||3:00 AM|
|British Summer Time||8:00 AM|
|Central European Time||9:00 AM|
|Eastern European Time||10:00 AM|
|India Standard Time||12:30 PM|
|Japan Standard Time||16:00 PM|
|Australian Eastern Time||18:00 PM|
|New Zealand Day Light Time||20:00 PM|
For anyone confused why you’ll not be able to stream V-Wars from midnight in your region, this is because Netflix releases all of their titles at PST (Pacific Standard Time). So for fans in New Zealand that are 20 hours ahead of the PST, you don’t receive titles until late in the evening.
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