Actor Ian Somerhalder is set to make his directorial debut on an upcoming episode of his hit show The Vampire Diaries.

The Tv star will take charge of the 16th episode in season six next year (15), according to

Details surrounding the episode are under wraps, but Somerhalder is excited about his upcoming duties.

In a message on, the former Lost star writes, "Thank you to all involved in the decision-making process for giving me the opportunity to do this - I am so grateful. I'll do my very verry (sic) very best not to screw it up."