Release Date: December 5th, 2019
MPA Rating: TV-MA
Runtime: 10 episodes
Created By: William Laurin and Glenn Davis
Starring: Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jackie May, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf
V Wars is a new sci-fi horror series on Netflix. Based upon the graphic novel written by Jonathan Maberry, it follows the story of a scientist who discovers a deadly virus, and who must deal with its outbreak.
In the first episode, we see a scientist in the Arctic commit suicide after appearing to begin a painful physical transformation. Next, we are introduced to Dr. Luther Swann (Ia Smoerhalder), who is tasked with finding out what happened to the missing scientist in the Arctic. Swann seeks the help of his best friend, Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes), who flies him to their destination. While there, the two are exposed to an ancient specimen that turns out to be a transmitter of an unknown virus.
Without giving too much away, the rest of the episodes show us how the characters deal with the deadly outbreak caused by the ancient specimen. One thing I can tell you is that those affected turn into creatures of the night and wreak havoc.
If you haven’t guessed by now, V Wars follows the outbreak of a virus that turns people into vampires. Apparently we have had enough of zombie movies and are switching over to vampire outbreaks. To tell you the truth, by now, I do not think I could watch another “outbreak” movie that involves humans turning into flesh eating zombies or now, vampires.
Besides the concept being a bit weak, the writers made the main character, Swann, out to be extremely annoying. For a scientist, he seems a bit moronic. He constantly wants to “save” everyone, even though they are vampires who keep murdering innocent people. He also has no backbone and stabs his own best friend in the back. I became continuously more irritated with him, after each episode I watched.
Personally, I do not see V Wars going very far. Weaknesses range from character traits to the title. This is not a series I would recommend watching, and for this reason, I cannot give it more than a 2 out of 5 rating.
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars