Somerhalder will portray Dr. Luther Swann in the series who enters into a world of horror when his best friend, Michael Fayne, transforms into a vampire after contracting a mysterious disease. The stakes are raised when Fayne rises to power as the underground leader of the vampires.
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.More news: California rejects Trump administration plan for National Guard troops on border
Somerhalder will star in Netflix's small-screen adaptation of V-Wars, which is based on the IDW graphic novel of the same name.
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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The comic series was written by Jonathan Maberry. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these 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.
While one streaming show about supernatural monsters moves forward, another falls behind, as Hulu recently passed on the pilot for Locke & Key. Somerhalder is attached to star and also direct the drama, which was developed as straight-to-series in 2014 as the initial project under IDW Entertainment and then-eOne TV's first-look co-production deal. Television with actress Nikki Reed, his wife, via their Rare Bird Productions banner. He is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment and Todd Rubenstein of Morris Yorn. Plus, with The Vampire Diaries ending in 2017 and The Originals coming to an end, we were in dire need of some more vampire shows to watch. The genre remains popular with NBC's Midnight, Texas, and Syfy's Van Helsing, among others.More news: How to score free food and more on Tax Day 2018