Creators: Marguerite MacIntyre, Julie Plec
Stars: Daniela Nieves, Sisi Stringer, Kieron Moore
Peacock has unveiled the first trailer for “Vampire Academy,” the upcoming young adult fantasy series from the Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre streamer.
The footage promises a story of romance and adventure, with the friendship between two young women, Rose Hathaway (Sisi Stringer), a vampire-human hybrid, and Lissa Dragomir (Daniela Nieves), a Royal Moroi vampire, put to the test as the couple prepares to enter the society of vampires, one as a powerful royal and the other as a sworn protector.
“I want to do my sworn duty. I want to protect my best friend from danger and I want a life that I can call my own,” says Rose Hathaway in the trailer as she swings during combat training.
Along with Stringer and Nieves, the series also stars Kieron Moore, Andre Dae Kim, J. August Richards, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia Mckenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser, and Andrew Liner.
“Vampire Academy” is an adaptation of Richelle Mead’s series of young adult novels. The series hails from Plec and MacIntyre, who serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer. Plec also directs the series. Emily Cummins, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayar and Jillian DeFrehn also serve as executive producers. The series comes from Universal Television, a division of the Universal Studio Group.
“Vampire Academy” serves as the flagship production of Peacock’s partnership with Plec, who has already ventured into the realm of teenage vampires as a co-creator on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.”
“When I signed my new deal with Universal Television, they asked me what project I was always dying to do and my immediate response was ‘Vampire Academy,'” Plec stated when the series was greenlit in May 2021.
Peacock will premiere the series premiere on September 15. The season will be made up of 10 episodes, each lasting around 60 minutes.