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V Wars is a humans-vs.-vampires drama, based on Jonathan Maberry’s bestselling book, produced for Netflix by IDW Entertainment, High Park Entertainment and Marada Pictures with William Laurin and Glenn Davis as showrunners.

Released on December 5, 2019. Canceled after one season on March 31, 2020. [1]


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.



  • "There's no rating on the show, so it's actually a lot more realistic, The way things happen in life, you can show. The social issues that you're not able to address in network television, you can intertwine them into a fictional narrative that actually is not that far away from the truth. It is a genre show, but the performances are so grounded in truth that they're hair-raising."Ian Somerhalder to Popsugar Entertainment [2]
  • "We get to really tackle some massive relevant social topics that we are experiencing right now. A biological pathogen is exposed due to rampant ice melt. That's not really that far around the corner, and so we really get to tackle humanity from another side — a realistic side." — Ian Somerhalder to Pop Culture [3]
  • "What happens when there are so many vampires that they have their own clubs, schools, restaurants and lawyers? How does that society work? More importantly, who governs it and, more importantly, who enforces that governing?" — Ian Somerhalder envisions showing "different cultures and how vampires work in other parts of the world" in V-Wars Season 2. [4]
  • "V-Wars is based on the comic books/novels by Jonathan Maberry. It’s about a virus that gets out of the arctic ice and triggers a gene mutation in people that have in their DNA what is called the “predator gene” turning them into vampires."Sydney Meyer to NGE [5]
  • "It's more about the science instead of supernatural fantasy. These creatures come as a result of a disease. They're not 165 years old; it's happening brand new, in real-time. You're experiencing it as it's happening. What that does to the world is going to be insane."Ian Somerhalder to TV Guide [6] [7]
  • "V-Wars isn’t about supernaturals, it’s more about science and society, about relationships and love. It deals with the stuff that we’re all dealing with now: borders, racism, medicine, food, security."Ian Somerhalder to Schön! Magazine [8]

Development history[]

  • IDW and Netflix announced V-Wars series on April 16, 2018 (4 years 3 months 19 days days ago). [9]
  • Filming of the first season took place from July to October 2018.
  • According to Jonathan Maberry, the first season was supposed to be available in March or April 2019, [10] but later the schedule was changed, and it should appear in the fall of 2019. [11]
  • Ian Somerhalder announced the second season of V Wars to be ready after December on Oct 31, 2019. [12]


Main article: Episodes
Season Episodes Release Date
1 10 December 5, 2019


Year Award Category Result
2020 Aurora Awards Best Visual Presentation Nominee


  • V Wars in Screen Rant's "20 Netflix Originals Coming in 2019" list. [13]
  • During the first release of the first season, #VWars was trending on Twitter at No 1 in the United States [14], France and Germany [15], and second Worldwide.
  • TV Time [16] monitoring during the first week since the release of the first season:
  • V Wars is on some lists:
    • ScreenRant' "10 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows Of The Decade" list. [19]
    • BGR' "10 most-watched TV series on Netflix right now". [20]
  • Aurora Awards 2020' nominee. [21]


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