Ian Somerhalder is back in the vampire world – but this time he’s on a mission to cure.

The “Vampire Diaries” alum, 40, stars in Netflix’s brand new trailer for its upcoming original series, “V Wars”, following Somerhalder Dr. Luther Swann as he attempts to cure a mysterious disease after his best friend Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes) is transformed into a murderous predator who is hungry for blood.

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And while the disease continues to spread like wildfire, it is up to Dr. Swann to figure out what’s happening before it’s too late.

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

The 10-episode season drops on Friday, Dec. 5 on Netflix.

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