Life Vampire Diaries actor makes comeback in new vampire series By weekster Posted on 2 weeks ago 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Ian Somerhalder (40) got his breakthrough thanks to roles in Lost and Vampire Diaries, but since the end of that last show it doesn’t really go smoothly for the actor. It is now time for a comeback and he does that by taking the familiar road. Ian picks up the vampire thread for his next role. The actor has joined forces with Netflix and will be featured in the V-Wars vampire series. The Vampire Diaries heartbreaker once played Damon Salvatore in the popular series, but now plays Dr. Luther Swann in the new show of the streaming service. The sci-fi horror is based on the comic books of Jonathan Maberry and Alan Robinson. So it becomes a known world where Ian enters. This time the show revolves around a mysterious virus that transforms the population into vampires. Dr. Luther Swann is having a hard time because he has not fallen due to the illness. But he does compete against his best friend, who has been transformed into a powerful vampire leader. The war of the vampires against the people is the central part of the series, which means that many murders are committed. That is promising! When V-Wars can be streamed is still unknown.