Richelle Mead's six-book Vampire Academy series has been ordered for a television series adaptation by the Peacock streaming service.
The novels bring a vampire story to the page like readers have never seen before. Set at the St. Vladimir’s Academy boarding school, this paranormal romance explores the tensions, roles, and differences between three kinds of vampires—the half-human dhampir, the magically gifted moroi, and the viciously evil strigoi.
Best friends tied together by a remarkable bond, dhampir Rose Hathaway is tasked with protecting moroi royal Lissa Dragomir. But even with the both of them diving headfirst into forbidden romances, the ruthless social scene of the boarding school may be the last of their worries as a dangerous conspiracy looms.
Following a 2014 film adaptation which fell short for many viewers, fans of the books are already exploding with excitement for the series adaptation.
But why are fans in such high hopes after the disappointment of the past? The series is being brought to screen by co-showrunners Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre.
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Plec is known for developing the CW's The Vampire Diaries, as well as its two successful spin-offs, The Originals and Legacies. Beyond her impressive resume, Plec considers the Vampire Academy novels to be a personal favorite of hers. Her desire to turn the novels into a series was key in getting the project off the ground after she signed a new deal with Universal Television.
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MacIntyre has worked frequently with Plec on Containment, The Originals, and Legacies. MacIntyre is also known for her work on Casual and Pretty Tough, as well as the upcoming Netflix original series From Scratch. And while her writing credits are nothing to scoff at, you might recognize her more as an actress seen on The Vampire Diaries, Kyle XY, and Little Fires Everywhere.
Right now all we know is that the series has been picked up for a 10-episode arc, but we'll keep you updated as more news follows.
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