It's only been a year since The Vampire Diaries went off the air, but Ian Somerhalder just can't seem to stay away from the bloodsucking beings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for V-Wars, a new vampire drama starring Somerhalder.

Based on the IDW comic franchise of the same name, Somerhalder stars as Luther Swann, a doctor whose best friend, Michael Fayne, is turned into a vampire by a mysterious disease. As the vampire virus spreads, the world becomes polarized between humans and vampires with Fayne working to become one of the latter's most powerful leaders. Swann takes it upon himself to research the vampire virus in the hopes of understanding the crisis and how to best move forward.

In addition to his starring role as vampire Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, Somerhalder is best known for his roles on Lost and The Rules of Attraction.

The Vampire Diaries' entire series is currently available to stream on Netflix.