Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, as well as dystopian works like The Hunger Games and Divergent, dominated the millennial literary landscape in the mid-nineties. Richelle Meade’s Vampire Academy, on the other hand, captivated a whole generation of vampire fans. Peacock’s version of the book has never been more anticipated, despite the fact that the series was converted into the Vampire Academy film in 2014, which received a mixed reception.
As a result, the new series has been given a panel at this year’s Comic-Con International. The showrunners of Vampire Academy are Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre, who previously worked together on The Originals and Legacies. Sisi Stringer, Daniela Nieves and Kieron Moore will play Rose Hathaway’s best friends, Lissa Dragomir and Dimitri Belikov, respectively, in the film adaptation of the novel. Andre Dae Kim will play Lissa’s love interest, Christian Ozera. Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia McKena Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser, and Andrew Liner make up the rest of the cast. Plec presented the first look at Vampire Academy today at the panel, introducing fans to St. Vladimir’s Academy and right into the heart of things with Rose’s struggle with the convoluted world of luxury and glamour that tries to damage her bond with Lissa. Plec: Rose reassures Lissa that she would protect her when she sees her fearing for her future in the trailer.
Isn’t that the purpose of having close friends? There are a few tension-filled moments in the teaser that is likely to thrill book lovers who were afraid that Rose and Dimitri wouldn’t have their well-known relationship. When Peacock took up the series last spring as part of Plec’s overall contract with Universal Television, it was granted a series order. Bille Woodruff is directing the pilot, which was written by MacIntyre and Plec and has a ten-episode order set for the show’s first season. For the series, there are several other authors who have contributed: Y. Shireen Razack, Linda Ge, Morenike Balogun-Koch and Jason Coffey as well as Noah Diaz, Tawal Panyacosit and Ben O’Hara. The premiere date for Vampire Academy on Peacock has been scheduled for Saturday, September 15th.