V Wars Trailer: Ian Somerhalder Hunts Vampires!

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Ian Somerhalder is going from vampire to vampire hunter. 

The Vampire Diaries grad will lead the cast of Netflix's V Wars, but he won't be playing a vampire this time. 

Instead, he plays a doctor who is hunting them. 

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The series stars Somerhalder as Dr. Luther Swann, a scientist who “enters a world of untold horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans."

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"As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, society fractures into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of these ‘vampires.’ Swann races against time to understand what’s happening, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires.”

The talented cast also includes Adrian Holmes (Arrow) as Michael Fayne, Peter Outerbridge (The Umbrella Academy) as Calix Niklos, Laura Vandervoort (Bitten, Smallville) as Mila Dubov, Kyle Breitkopf (The Whispers) as Dez, Jacky Lai (Beyond) as Kaylee Vo, and Kimberly-Sue Murray (Shadowhunters) as Danika.

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The trailer perfectly lays the groundwork for a great series, but it seems a little bit too familiar to FOX's dearly departed, The Passage. 

What we do know is that Luther Swann wants to right some wrongs, and that will put him at odds with the person he calls his brother. 

A war between humans and vampires is an intriguing concept and one that we're sure Netflix will be able to pull off. 

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The real test will be whether fans will be able to see Somerhalder as anyone other than Damon Salvatore. 

The trailer is filled with the twists and turns you would expect from this type of series, and you can watch the whole thing below. 

What do you think of it?

Will you give it a shot?

V Wars arrives on Netflix with its entire first season Thursday, December 5. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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