Thursday, June 24, 2021

Julie Plec Drama ‘Vampire Academy’ Gets Straight to Series Order at Peacock

Another adaptation of international bestselling author Richelle Mead’s hit book series is on the way! Peacock has officially announced a straight to series 10-episode order for Vampire Academy, which is based on Mead’s collection of young adult paranormal romance novels.

In a world of privilege and glamour, two young women’s friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter royal vampire society. Vampire Academy combines the elegance of aristocratic romance and the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre. 

Coming from Universal Television, Vampire Academy will be adapted by Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals), who will serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer for the series. Plec’s longtime collaborator Marguerite MacIntyre will also be joining her as writer, executive producer, and co-showrunner as well. Emily Cummins, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayer, Jillian DeFrehn also serve as executive producers.

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“From The Vampire Diaries to The Originals, Julie has mastered captivating audiences with memorable characters, compelling storylines and delicious escapism,” said Erin Underhill, President, Universal TV. “Vampire Academy delivers them all! We are very excited to see Julie’s ambitious and creative vision of this distinct world come to life, and can’t wait to share the series with Peacock viewers. I have no doubt fans will love what she’s cooked up.”

Vampire Academy was previously given the film treatment back in 2014, though it ultimately received less-than-stellar reviews. However, given Plec’s investment in the series (it’s a personal favorite of hers) and her lengthy experience working in the vampire/romance genres, we have high hopes for the next live-action debut of Rose Hathaway and her peers at St. Vladimir’s.

Stayed tuned for more news on Vampire Academy, and make sure to follow the official writers’ room on Twitter now!

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Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about something Star Wars or Marvel related on Twitter @lindyysolo. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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