When an ancient virus is released into the world, the result ends with a lot of individuals thirsting for human blood. V Wars follows Dr. Luther Swann (Ian Somerhalder) who accidentally stumbles upon an old pathogen in the Arctic with his "brother" Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes). While Luther is immune to the unknown disease, unfortunately, Michael is not.
Michael becomes patient zero and soon begins to experience abnormal strength, speed healing, and the hunger to tear humans' throats out and drink their blood. With the pathogen released, others soon become infected with the vampire disease. This group of individuals becomes known as Bloods.
Since Michael was the first reported case, he becomes the leader of the vampire clan, which has been dubbed Blood Nation.
However, the season finale of the Netflix series ends on a major cliffhanger. The flash forward also reveals that Michael has been executed and there is a new leader of Blood Nation.
So, is Michael Fayne really dead in V Wars?
In the Season 1 finale, Michael's second-in-command Ava (Sydney Meyer) seemingly betrays him and drugs him with carfentanyl, which is said to be stronger than fentanyl. The dealer tells Ava that he believes this will start to shut down a vampire's nervous system and make that person think they are sick.
During the episode, Michael begins to experience signs of weakness and he's not able to heal.
While Michael tries to maintain the peace between the humans and Bloods with his friend Luther, he agrees to terms that no vampire should legally be able to feed on humans and there will be a free blood substitute provided to every person infected. However, when the BludSub is drunk willingly by nearly 20,000 vampires, they immediately die, which causes mass hysteria.
Vampires of Blood Nation think the government has tried to kill them, but Michael believes his friend Luther is innocent. With patient zero still in a weakened state, Ava takes control of the camp and ambushes Michael, which ends with him being taken into a van as Ava makes other Bloods believe their former leader betrayed their kind.
The end of episode 10 shows the world four months into the future, and Ava is shown on national television announcing a new leader of Blood Nation, former Department of National Security scientist Calix Nikolos (Peter Outerbridge). It is also revealed that Michael has been executed for his treason to Blood Nation.
Since Michael was not killed on-screen, it's hard to believe he is truly dead.
So, will there be a Season 2 of V Wars?
Unfortunately, Netflix has not yet greenlit the series for an additional season. However, fans of the graphic novel are hopeful because there is so much material to pull from. And, V Wars ended on a major cliffhanger, which featured Dr. Luther ready to kickass and get his son Dez (Kyle Breitkopf) back with the help of another vampire species called the Vourdalaks.
Fans also want to know Michael's fate and if he was really executed. Also, the big bad villain of the show Calix just informed the American people that he has poisoned the water supply in over 10 cities with the virus and expects nearly 30 million people to also turn into vampires; therefore, increasing their numbers. Yes, the vampire vs. human war has officially begun.
You can now stream V Wars on Netflix.