Is Vampire Academy all set to premiere in September on Peacock? Continue reading to find out.
The forthcoming American fantasy horror television show, Vampire Academy, is based on Richelle Mead’s book series of the same name. Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre, who work for Universal Television, adapted the show for Peacock. After the same-titled movie from 2014, this is the second book series adaptation and acts as a reboot.
It was given a straight-to-series order in May 2021 by Peacock, and casting announcements were made throughout 2021. Filming takes place in Spain. The series follows their lives and adventures at St Vladimir’s Academy, a boarding school that seems quite a basic premise, but there seems to be more to the series than what the trailer is trying to convey to the viewers, which is exciting and worth the wait.
As August is ending in a few days, a lot of new content has been offered by various streaming platforms this year, and Peacock Network is also picking up the pace to join the others, which is evident by their attempts to release original TV series and movies.
As a result, the next month is full of surprises, with new series and movies all set to release in September 2022. We’ve put together a concise summary of all the details you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast so that you may get a head start and be prepared before the series airs. Here is everything we know about the Vampire Academy.
Vampire Academy Release Date
The network has officially confirmed that Vampire Academy is set to premiere on Thursday, September 15, 2022, with the first four episodes of the series dropping on the same day, and then the remaining six episodes released weekly starting September 22, 2022. The following episodes are expected to drop on the following Thursdays.
The official Instagram handle of Peacock UK also confirmed the news by sharing the official release date, quoting, “Get ready to sink your teeth into #VampireAcademy. Streaming September 16th on Peacock, available on @SkyTV & @NowTV. ” Take a look at the official post below:
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Vampire Academy Plot
The official description of the show by Peacock states, From executive producer Julie Plec comes to a story of romance, friendship, death, sex, and scandal. Vampire Academy is based on a series of young adult paranormal romance novels by international bestselling author Richelle Mead. 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.
One as a powerful Royal, the other a half-vampire Guardian trained to protect against the savage ‘Strigoi’ who threaten to tear their society apart. That is if Royal infighting doesn’t do the job first. This serialized and sexy drama combines the elegance of aristocratic romance and the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre.
Vampire Academy Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series are as follows:
- Sisi Stringer as Rosemarie “Rose” Hathaway
- Daniela Nieves as Vasilisa “Lissa” Dragomir
- Kieron Moore as Dimitri Belikov
- André Dae Kim as Christian Ozera
The recurring cast members of the series are as follows:
- J. August Richards as Victor Dashkov
- Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Tatiana Vogel
- Mia McKenna-Bruce as Mia Karp
- Rhian Blundell as Meredith
- Jonetta Kaiser as Sonya Karp
- Andrew Liner as Mason Ashford
Vampire Academy is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Plec and MacIntyre executive produce the Peacock series along with Emily Cummins, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayar, and Jillian DeFrehn. Bille Woodruff directs the pilot. Additional series directors are Plec, Luis Prieto, Jesse Warn, Erica Dunton, and Geoff Shotz. “Vampire Academy” serves as the flagship production for 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.”
Moreover, Plec stated that the series was greenlit in May 2021.”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.”
Vampire Academy Episodes
The upcoming series has a total of 10 episodes hashing a runtime of approximately 60 minutes. Some of the episode titles were released by Peacock, which gives a little insight into the plot. Plec, Luis Prieto, Jesse Warn, Erica Dunton, and Geoff Shotz will also direct episodes of the series. Here we have compiled a complete episode guide for you to understand the order below:
- S1E1: Pilot – September 15, 2022
- S1E2: Earth. Air. Water. Fire – September 15, 2022
- S1E3: Death Watch – September 15, 2022
- S1E4: Benchmark – September 15, 2022
- S1E5: TBA – September 22, 2022
- S1E6: Molnija – September 29, 2022
- S1E7: Beyond the Wards – October 6, 2022
- S1E8: The Trials – October 13, 2022
- S1E9: Darkness – October 20, 2022
- S1E10: Ascension – October 27, 2022
Where to stream Vampire Academy?
When available to stream, Vampire Academy will be accessible on Peacock as it is an exclusive series being developed for the digital streaming platform with membership plans for a premium package starting at $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year.
The series is accessible to the viewers depending on the viewers’ location and membership plans, which the users can choose from to renew their accounts and watch the series. On the other hand, Peacock TV has landed in the UK & Ireland at no extra cost to Sky TV and Now TV subscribers. Additionally, you may sign up for the service and use devices like Roku and Fire TV to watch it.
Vampire Academy Official Trailer
The official trailer was released on August 17, 2022, with the official synopsis of the series stating, “Lissa, a Royal vampire, and her best friend and protector, Rose, navigate romance, class politics, and ancient magic at their boarding school for vampires. When a mysterious bond develops between the two friends, they must work together to decipher it, all while facing threats inside the gates and out, including the bloodthirsty and undead Strigoi. Based on the international best-selling series from Richelle Mead.” Take a look at the official trailer below:
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming Vampire Academy on Peacock next month.