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It looks like brooding vampire Damon Salvatore—aka Ian Somerhalder—is returning to the vampire world. A year after the end of The Vampire Diaries, Somerhalder has been confirmed to star in a new Netflix vampire TV series, V-Wars.

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As The Hollywood Reporter explains, the show is based on the IDW comic of the same name by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry, which follows the adventures of "Dr. Luther Swann, who enters a world of horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne, 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. Swann races against time to understand what’s happening, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires."

Somerhalder will be playing Dr. Luther Swann, and it looks like he'll be able to channel a little bit of his Damon Salvatore vampire knowledge for the role.

"We could not have dreamed of a better choice than Ian Somerhalder to bring his keen understanding of this genre from his years of starring in The Vampire Diaries to lead the cast of V-Wars as Dr. Luther Swann and to be a creative force on this series, as well as to serve as a director this season," IDW Publishing told the entertainment source. "We are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring the multifaceted world that Jonathan Maberry created to audiences worldwide."

Excited? Yeah, we are too.

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