Prepare to head back to school with the announcement of the lead cast joining the new series, based on the young adult book series of the same name. Vampire Academy is headed to the Peacock streaming service with Marguerite MacIntyre and Julie Plec at the helm. Plec is already well known for bringing another popular vampire-based series to life — you may have heard of The Vampire Diaries?
Starting off the cast is Sisi Stringer as the fiery and very opinionated fighter Rose Hathaway. Rose is known as a Dhampir. In this world there are many half-vampire, half-human hybrid individuals who go by this title. Joining Stringer to lead the cast is Daniela Nieves as the kind-hearted royal Lissa Dragomir. Lissa is a royal Moroi vampire, despite having no desire to join her family’s legacy in politics she is thrust into the spotlight by tragedy. These two powerful female characters are the heart and soul of this story and these talented actresses will no doubt be the same to the series.
Joining the two female leads is Kieron Moore as Dimitri Belikov. Like Rose, Dimitri is a Dhampir but has raised in the ranks to become a guardian and bodyguard to the royals. Unlike many in this politically ruled world, Dimitri lives by a strong moral code to hide his more spirited side that fights to come to the surface. Alongside Moore is Andre Dae Kim as Christian Ozera. Even though Christian is a royal Moroi he will never be fully accepted by his peers because of the sins of his parents, but you never know who might just end up being his kindred spirit.
With the core four cast, now it’s time to take time to see who will be joining them to bring to life the world of Vampire Academy. Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Moroi vampire Tatiana Vogel. Mia McKenna-Bruce as non-royal student Mia Karp. Rhian Blundell as the Dhampir Meredith. Jonetta Kaiser as non-royal and slightly odd Sonya Karp. Andrew Liner as guardian-in-training Mason Ashford. Last, but certainly not least, is J. August Richards as Victor Dashkov. Richards is well known to vampire fans from his work on Angel.
The Vampire Academy series is based on the popular book series by Richelle Mead. Based in a world of elegance and royal advantage the unlikely friendship of two very different girls thrives despite society’s standards. Prepare for a fantastic mash up of genres, with aristocratic drama and sexy vampire thrills, this series is sure to keep you glued to the couch to see what happens next. Joining Plec and MacIntyre as executive producers are Emily Cummings, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayar, and Jillian DeFrehn. To stay up-to-date make sure to follow Nerds & Beyond!