‘The Vampire Diaries’ franchise originator Julie Plec is all set to bring another vampire universe to life with ‘Vampire Academy’ live-action TV series. Adapted from the young adult novel of the same name by Richelle Mead, the forthcoming venture has gotten green signals from Peacock, and will kick in production and casting real soon. Moreover, Marguerite MacIntyre will serve as co-showrunner on the scripted drama series.
Julie Plec has given the world one of the most cherished and majorly acclaimed supernatural television series, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ that ran for eight successful seasons on CW, and its two spin-offs ‘The Originals’ and on-going ‘The Legacies.’ The first two parts of young adult drama series had embraced an exceptionally captivating timeline, and therefore garnered immense ratings and public responses. However, the third spin-off that narrates the story of the Mikaelson and Alaric offspring failed to impress the audience that way.
Hence, to continue the legacy of the vampire universe, Julie Plec has finally opted for some fresh beginnings.
With that being said, ‘Peacock’ has recently ordered a 10 episode first season of Julie Plec’s dream project ‘Vampire Academy.’
Vampire Academy series adaptation
The live-action series is an adaption of Richelle Mead’s novel series of same title. Comprised of six books in total, the young-adult romance is a story of passionate love, romance, friendship, death, and scandal.
“In 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 drama combines the elegance of aristocratic romance and the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre.”
The approaching television series is being produced by Universal Television. While, Emily Cummins, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayer, Jillian DeFrehn will serve as executive producers.
Moreover, Julie Plec had long wanted to give life to the Vampire Academy. Back in 2015, when asked about the project she is dying to make, “its Vampire Academy,” Julie had answered.
“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,” – stated Julie.
Furthermore, talking about the television show and Julie Plec, Liza Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and streaming stated,
“Julie Plec created one of the biggest fan-favorite universes with The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals and Legacies, and 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,” she added.