Ian Somerhalder just can’t keep away from those pesky vampires. Netflix has launched a trailer for its upcoming series V-Wars in which the former ‘Vampire Diaries’ veteran stars.

Somerhalder takes on the lead role of Dr. Luther Swann who enters a world of untold horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes), 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’ and Swann races against time to understand what’s happening as Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires.

Peter Outerbridge, Laura Vandervoort, Kyle Breitkopf, Jacky Lai and Kimberly-Sue Murray star alongside Somerhalder.

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The series will premiere on Netflix December 5th.