‘Vampire Academy’ Will Be Adapted Into a TV Show

Photo by Laurie Sparham – © 2013 – The Weinstein Company. All rights reserved.

Yes, you read it correctly! The hit young adult vampire book series, “Vampire Academy” by Richelle Mead will be adapted into a TV show. The Vampire Diaries creator, Julie Plec, announced the new show will air on the streaming app called Peacock. The show follows two friends whose friendship “transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter royal society.” News Bytes reported.

Photo by Laurie Sparham – © 2013 – The Weinstein Company. All rights reserved.

The Vampire Academy novels follow seventeen year old dhampir (half vampire, half human) girl named Rosemarie “Rose” Hathaway. Her best friend is of Moroi royalty named Vasilisa “Lissa” Dragomir. In this secret society, there are three types of vampires: the Moroi, Strigoi, and dhampirs. The Moroi are technically “alive,” having a soul, emotions, wielding one of the five elements (fire, water, earth, air, and spirit), can last a few days without blood, and can walk in the sun. Strigoi, on the other hand, have no soul or emotions, lost their magical abilities, have an unquenchable thirst for blood, and will evaporate in the sun. Dhampirs are stronger and faster than the Moroi, don’t need blood to survive, and can also walk in the sun. Due to their strength and speed, dhampirs are assigned a Moroi to protect after graduation.

Seven years ago, Vampire Academy was made into a movie. The movie was based off the first novel which centered around Rose Hathaway (played by Zoey Deutch). The movie stayed true to the first book, her trying to become a guardian at St. Vladimir’s Academy. However, the movie didn’t do very well. Fans hope the show will be better.

Peacock confirmed ten episodes will be released. Plec will serve as writer, executive producer, and showrunner. No official cast and air date have been released.