V Wars Season 2 has been in the debate for a long time now. Too long by our standards. How many of you have heard about this show? It is really a great one. And I really want to talk all about it today. It is not often that a show like this one with such a tragic fate comes along. Although the cases of such shows have been rising over the past couple of years on Netflix, mainly owing to the coronavirus pandemic, there is still a lot to consider when it comes to them. Netflix doesn’t simply cancel shows randomly, and there are always reasons behind what it does, even if they might be financially motivated.
So what exactly is the case with V Wars? We all know that it is a show we loved and the story it told was really thrilling and full of juiciness. It is also one of the best shows that came out before the pandemic yet mirrored the situation of the pandemic so poetically. One might almost say that the show had oversight into the future. But of course, that is not the case. Maybe it is just the synchronous way in which everything happened and made it seem like the show came out at just the right time and gave viewers an appreciation of what they were about to lose. So let us talk in a little more detail about V Wars Season 2 and what the future for the show might be.
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V Wars Season 2: About The Show
I am someone who is personally a fan of shows that talk about the undead or are invested in such stories which bring back the dead with something to add to their personality. V Wars happened to be one of those shows that quickly grabbed my attention when it came out, although it wasn’t for Netflix’s lack of enthusiasm for the show that it is not so popular in the popular culture. Zombie shows and shows that revolve around a certain apocalyptic genre are usually not considered to be the best fit for all audiences, and there are only a certain subset of people who really enjoy it and consume it regularly. For most of us, it can a bit too much when we are talking about this level of gore and horror.
V Wars is a show that revolves around the character played by Ian Somerhalder, Dr. Luther Swann. Now he is not an ordinary doctor and is a prolific scientist who quickly gets introduced to the world of mutations and the undead in this science fiction show. As the show synopsis states, he “enters a world of untold horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these ‘vampires.’”
Somerhalder, too, said that “It deals with the things we’re dealing with in our own world right now: borders, racism, disease, fear, politics — the politics of fear. 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.” And it seems that he was right. After he made this comment, the world started reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic the next year. This is one of the things that spooked me about the show and the way that Somerhalder predicted it.
The show was one that was received with a lot of love from the audience and went on to have a viewership that was above average and certainly pleasing, at least to the cast of the show. Somerhalder, in a recent interview, said that the show enjoyed quite a healthy audience not just in a few millions, but in tens of millions, and that is something to really appreciate about the show. These shows don’t usually enjoy such a huge audience, but V Wars managed to rake people in nonetheless. So what exactly is the issue with the show? Why don’t we have a V Wars Season 2 yet? These are the questions that plague the viewers.
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V Wars Season 2: Is It Happening?
Now, this is the part where most of you are going to be disappointed. It seems that the show wasn’t doing well enough for Netflix to continue it, and because of the fact that it wasn’t satisfied with the reviews that the show was getting. So Netflix decided to cancel V Wars after its first season and did not give it another chance on the platform. This decision obviously came as a shock to a lot of people and the team behind the show, and because of that, perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Ian Somerhalder recently stated in an interview that he was trying to get the show picked up by another platform for its second season because he felt that the show deserved more and there is a story left untold. He cited that the viewing figures for the show were amazing and that the audience was waiting for the next season, so he is doing his level best to get the show picked up again. “My producing partner and I are grateful for you. We’re also grateful to Netflix for giving us season one, launching season one. And obviously the man, Jonathan Maberry who created this entire world. There’s so much to tell you, so much to see and create out of this amazing story,” he said.
This would not be the first time a show would be picked up by another platform, but it is still a little unlikely. Somerhalder also stated, “Obviously, we have some stuff to work out, but once I have some information you’ll be the first to know. I’m so grateful for you.” So let’s hope that V Wars Season 2 finds a new home that would give it the nurturing that it deserves.
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V Wars Season 2: Final Words
V Wars Season 2 may have an uncertain future, but it doesn’t have an uncertain present. The show still has the first season on Netflix, and it is an absolute delight to watch for fans of the genre. So if you haven’t watched it, I would recommend you to go and watch the show as soon as possible. And if you can, read the original comic the show is based on. It is really amazing.
V Wars is currently streaming on Netflix. You may check it out at the following link:
The show currently holds a rating of 6.1 out of 10 on IMDb, based on multiple user reviews. IMDb is our preferred platform for all movies and TV shows.
You may watch the trailer for the show here:
What do you think about the show? Do you think there is going to be a second season? What did you like about the first season? Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below.
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