Ian Somerhalder Returns for Another Vampire Drama With Netflix's 'V-Wars'

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Ian Somerhalder is returning to the world of vampires in a new Netflix series.

Somerhalder will play Dr. Luther Swann, whose best friend, Michael Fayne, is transformed him into a risky vampire. Swann is desperate to find out what is happening and why, while his friend Fayne becomes the leader of the vampire underground.

Somerhalder ended his 8 season run as resident brooding bad boy-turned good vampire Damon Salvatore on The CW's hit series The Vampire Diaries past year when the series wrapped.

No word yet on when Somerhalder's series will hit the 'Flix, but we're readying our wooden stakes just in case.

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Are you excited to see Somerhalder in another vampire series? The latest offering from the streaming service will be based on IDW's comic book series of the same name written by best-selling author Jonathan Maberry. As this disease spreads and more people are turned into murderous predators, social structures fracture and an "us against them" mentality pits humans against vampires. High Park's Eric Birnberg and Thomas Walden will exec produce alongside IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, IDW CEO Ted Adams and Marada Pictures' Games Gibb.

In addition to starring in the show, Somerhalder is set to direct an undisclosed number of episodes in the show's premiere season.

According to an April 16 report by TVLine, Ian Somerhalder has been cast in Netflix's V-Wars, which is an adaptation of a graphic novel series. Brad Turner (Stargate, Stargate Atlantis) will direct and exec produce. He and his Rare Birds Productions are now under a pod deal at Warner Bros. Somerhalder also appeared in an episode of the Emmy-winning climate change documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. He is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Morris Yorn.

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