Two series, one fate. Netflix always shows a knack for choosing its genre series, but just as often, the supposed hope is pushed back after just one season – as is the case in the case of two promising horror formats. But Netflix cancels the new seasons of both series.
Because both V Wars and October Faction – both series based on well-known IDW comics – are now over after just one round. V Wars with Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries) was supposed to take over the legacy of The Strain and Blade and breathe new life into the vampire hype that has recently subsided. But the success hoped for by many apparently failed to materialize. Little is known about the Netflix selection process. If a series fails to meet the minimum requirements, it is often over after the first or at the latest the second season.
Ian Somerhalder has also written a status on his twitter account which says, “STREAM #VWars on @netflix while on Coronavirus lockdown now!” but that is not enough, the seasons are not getting more episodes.
In addition, in this special case there are rather subdued to negative press and viewer reactions, which, like the second format, the Steve Niles series October Faction, could have contributed to the sudden withdrawal.
In V Wars by the two showrunners, William Laurin and Glenn Davis (Aftermath, Missing – Desperately Wanted) Dr. Luther Swann (Ian Somerhalder) on an unspeakable horror trip as he witnesses his best friend Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes) become infected with a mysterious illness and transformed into a murderous monster that feeds on human blood. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society falls into two hostile camps, in which ordinary people face the increasing number of “vampires”. Swann runs into a race against time to find out the causes while Fayne is about to become the powerful leader of the vampires.
In October Faction by series creator Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Sanctuary), the life of two 17-year-old twins is completely turned upside down when they discover that their parents are battle-proven monster hunters. The series is based on the IDW comic series of the same name by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night). The 11-part first season was rather moderate (6.1 for IMDb).