Based off of Richelle Mead’s New York Times best selling series, Vampire Academy, Peacock has announced its cast and crew for the first season. Starring Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway, Daniele Nieves as Vasilisa Dragomir, Kieron Moore as Dimitri Belikov, André Dae Kim as Christian Ozera, J. August Richards as Viktor Dashkov, Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Tatiana Vogel, Mia McKenna-Bruce as Mia Karp, Rhian Blundell as Meredith, Jonetta Kaiser as Sonya Karp, and Andrew Liner as Mason Ashford.
Rose Hathaway, a feisty and sexy Dhampir (half human half vampire) is sworn to protect her best friend, Moroi Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a kind-hearted vampire with no taste for the ruthlessness of vampire politics. Vasilia is thrown into a role she neither mentally nor emotionally prepared for. Re-training to become a fierce warrior and to protect Vasilisa, Rose will need to learn that to fight Strigoi, you need to be disciplined, fast, and lethal while also trying not to peek at the cute, hot teacher. Life as a teenage vampire just sucks.
The series was picked up back in May by Julie Plec and co-created with Marguerite MacIntyre, with both serving as executive producers and co-showrunners. Emily Cummins, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayar, and Jillian DeFrehn also executive produce.
This isn’t the first time Vampire Academy has been picked up for an adaption. Back in 2014, it was turned into a movie starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Dominic Sherwood; however, due to severe criticism by loyal fans, it gained poor reviews and lost all chances of a sequel. Hopefully, Peacock does the series justice by showing the spunk these bitey teens have and showing more of the life inside St. Vladimir’s Academy. No release date has been set.