Julie Plec, creator of “The Vampire Diaries,” is bringing her “Vampire Academy” series to Peacock Richelle Mead’s series is being adapted by a team that knows their way around a vampire tale.
Fans of the Vampire Academy young adult novels would be pleased to hear that NBC’s Peacock has commissioned a straight-to-series adaptation.To carry the books to tv, Peacock has teamed up with executive producer Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals).
Plec is obviously the ideal option for this project, as she has been producing young adult paranormal content since 2009, when she joined The Vampire Diaries as a co-executive producer. Plec’s credits include Legacies and Roswell, New Mexico, in addition to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
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Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series of novels will be adapted for Peacock by Marguerite MacIntyre, another veteran of the young adult paranormal TV scene.who has also focused on Casual and Legacies. Here’s a quick summary from NBC’s official press release for those who aren’t familiar with the books: “As they prepare to complete their education and join royal vampire society, two young women’s relationship transcends their strikingly different classes in a world of luxury and glamour.The analogy sounds almost like a cross between The Magicians and Bridgerton, but with the added thrill of blood and fangs.
Between 2007 and 2010, Mead published six books in her Vampire Academy series. The movie Vampire Academy, directed by Mean Girls’ Mark Waters and starring Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry, was released in 2014 and was the first adaptation of Mead’s series.Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Olga Kurylenko, Gabriel Byrne, and Claire Foy also starred in the film.
The Vampire Academy series has yet to be given a release date by Peacock, so stay tuned to 123Movies Tadka for updates.