A first look at the supernatural drama series Vampire Academy was unveiled at Comic-Con yesterday, promising a Vampire Diaries-style show for today's young adults.
Appropriately, the Peacock series comes from The Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec, who is re-teaming with The Originals writer Marguerite MacIntyre to adapt the book series from author Richelle Mead. The cast includes Sisi Stringer, Daniela Nieves, Kieron Moore, Andre Dae Kim, J. August Richards, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia Mckenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser and Andrew Liner.
Vampire Academy is set in a world of privilege and glamour, following Lissa (Nieves), a Moroi vampire princess, and her best friend and guardian-in-training Dhampir, Rose Hathaway (Stringer). Together, they navigate romance, class politics, and ancient magic at their boarding school for vampires, with their sights on entering royal vampire society. Things grow more complicated when a mysterious bond develops between the two friends, who must then work together to decipher it while also facing threats inside the gates and out – including the bloodthirsty and undead Strigoi.
Mead's books were previously adapted into a feature film of the same name in 2014, starring Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry. The film was a box-office bomb, and thus any further instalments were cancelled.
The first four episodes of Vampire Academy are available on September 16th on Peacock exclusively on Sky and NOW, with new episodes dropping weekly. Watch the preview below: