Julie Plec returns with even more teen vamps. Peacock has officially greenlit a Vampire Academy series.
The show adapts Richelle Mead’s young adult paranormal romance novels of the same name. Plec, of course, helmed both The Vampire Diaries and the spinoff The Originals. So it’s hard to imagine a more fitting creator to head up Vampire Academy.
The 10-episode series dives into 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. This “serialized and sexy” drama combines the elegance of aristocratic romance and the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre.
And yes, for those of you keeping track, this is the same Vampire Academy that got a 2014 feature film adaptation starring Zoey Deutch. (It was critically panned, but remains one of my personal “so-bad-it’s-good” favorites.)
The original books were a favorite of Plec’s, who read them long before her time on TVD.
“When I signed my new deal with Universal Television, they asked what project I had always been dying to make and my immediate answer was Vampire Academy,” said Plec.
Plec will adapt the books to series with her longtime collaborator Marguerite MacIntyre. The pair serve as showrunners and executive producers on the series.
“Julie Plec created one of the biggest fan-favorite universes with ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and its spin-off series ‘The Originals’ and ‘Legacies.’ We are excited to deliver this passionate audience a brand new story on Peacock. Julie is known for binge-able, enthralling dramas and we know Vampire Academy will keep Peacock viewers right on the edge of their seats,” said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content at NBCUniversal. “
At this time, we don’t have any casting or release date details. But check back to THS for more updates.