Vampire Academy is getting a shot on television.
On May 19th, Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy series, confirmed a report from Variety on Twitter. The article states that her popular series will become a television show by Julie Plec. Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre are set to write the series.
Plec is not new to television adaptations. Plec co-developed ‘The Vampire Diaries’ television show for The CW, based on the popular YA vampire series of the same name, which led to two spin-offs.
“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,” stated Lisa Katz, president of scripted content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
Apparently Julie is a huge fan of the series.
“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,'” said Plec.
Plec and MacIntyre will serve as co-showrunners, co-writers and executive producers on the show. There is no news on how much Richelle Mead will be involved in the production.
Fans of the series will remember the 2014 movie that starred Zoey Deutch from the ‘Before I Fall’ movie and Dominic Sherwood from the ‘Shadowhunters’ TV series. Fans have anxiously been awaiting news of another adaptation as the movie was not well received.
There is no additional information on when the show could possibly come to the streaming service. As ‘The Vampire Diaries’ has two spin-off series, is it possible we could get a series based on Bloodlines if the show is a hit?