V-Wars is being developed as direct-to-series and is the initial project under IDW Entertainment and eOne TV’s first-look co-production deal announced last month. Three-time Emmy nominee Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville) will write the pilot based on Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry’s best-selling book. V-Wars debuted as a collection of prose stories that chronicles the first Vampire War, and a second volume is scheduled for release in July. V-Wars is set in a world transformed by a catastrophic environmental event that releases a millennium-old virus that, once triggered, affects individuals differently depending on their DNA. The result is vampires as unique as their cultures and a response from those unaffected humans like never seen before. Schlattmann also will executive produce, along with Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, John Morayniss, Michael Rosenberg and Benedict Carver from eOne Television, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead).
“V-Wars is the perfect project to kick off our partnership with IDW Entertainment, and lays the groundwork for a slate of ambitious projects to come,” said John Morayniss, CEO of eOne Television. “We are thrilled to have attracted such a huge talent as Tim to bring this gritty postapocalyptic world to life.”