Original Lost cast member Ian Somerhalder has joined the cast of the CW’s drama pilot Vampire Diaries.
Somerhalder, who played the marooned Boone, is set to play Damon, a smug vampire who can go from playful to evil in a split second.
Also joining the cast are Zach Roerig (Friday Night Lights), who will play the jock Matt, and Kayla Ewell (Entourage), who will play Matt’s sister.
Previously announced cast members include Nina Dobrev and Steven R. McQueen, grandson of actor Steve McQueen.
Vampire Diaries, based on a series of books from Alloy Entertainment, which follows a teenage girl torn between two blood-sucking brothers. One of the boys is clearly good, the other is… complicated.
The pilot is being written by Dawson’s Creek‘s Kevin Williamson and Kyle XY‘s Julie Plec.
No word of an Aussie network attached to this yet.