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Vampire Academy News & Updates: Everything We Know

Peacock’s Vampire Academy is slated to premiere in 2022. While much remains unknown about the series, this is what we can confirm and infer as of now.


Vampire’s Academy’s TV incarnation isn’t the series’ first adaptation to the screen. In 2014, Netflix released a feature film of the same title, starring the likes of Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Olga Kurylenko. The network later canceled a potential sequel to the movie after it failed to perform as expected. Eight years later, Vampire Academy returns to live-action with a new cast and production team.

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The release of Vampire Academy season 1 will consist of 10 one-hour episodes on Peacock. The 2022 San Diego Comic-Con released a lot of details about the new series, such as the release date, a teaser trailer, and some story details. Here’s everything we know about Vampire Academy as of now.


Vampire Academy Cast & Characters

Vampire Academy Lead Characters

Vampire Academy‘s announced cast sees Mortal Kombat‘s Sisi Stringer portray the series’ main character, Rose Hathaway, a half-vampire, half-human known as a Dhampir. Daniela Nieves will play Lissa Dragomir, a Moroi Vampire, and Rose’s best friend. Kieron Moore will fill the role of Rose’s love interest, Dimitri Belikov. Finally, André Dae Kim (from the Locke & Key cast) will be playing Lissa’s own love interest, Christain Ozera. Rounding out the other notable portrayals are Craig Stevenson as Dane Zekios, Mia Mckenna-Bruce as Mia Karp, J. August Richards as Victor Dashkov, and Andrew Liner as Mason Ashford.

Vampire Academy Story Details

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Vampire Academy follows protagonist Rose Hathaway, a vampire/human hybrid who trains at St. Vladimir’s Academy to become a guardian of her best friend, Lissa Dragomir — the last member of her royal family. In the process, Rose falls in love with her instructor Dimitri Belikov. According to Peacock, the Vampire Academy series “combines the elegance of aristocratic romance and the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre” in a “sexy drama.” The Netflix movie only adapted material from the first novel, and season 1 of Peacock’s Vampire Academy promises to do the same. The official plot synopsis of Vampire Academy describes two friends of different social statuses who attempt to complete their training to join the rest of the vampire world. While one is a powerful royal, the other is a half-vampire Guardian that is sworn to protect their society from Strigoi. However, the relationship grows complicated as royal in-fighting threatens to tear the fabric of their world apart.

Vampire Academy Release Date Prediction

The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Book Cover

At the San Diego Comic-Con, an official release date for Vampire Academy was finally revealed. Vampire Academy will premiere on Peacock on September 15th2022. Showrunners Plec and McIntyre kept the details of the new series tightly under wraps for quite a long time. Still, vampire aficionados can finally breathe easy knowing that the Vampire Academy debut is only a couple of short months away, giving people plenty of time to catch up on the book series.

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The Vampire Academy Teaser Trailer Has Dropped

The first footage for the much-anticipated vampire show Vampire Academy dropped during the Winter Olympics, giving people a couple of seconds to see what’s to come from the new series. It wasn’t until the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con that viewers were given a more in-depth look at the cast and storyline of Vampire Academy. The trailer reveals that Lissa must take on new responsibilities as she prepares to become the head of the prolific Dragomir family. In the meantime, Rose is training to become a Guardian and declares that she will stop at nothing to protect her best friend. Though Lissa has some doubts about her new role, Rose makes sure she knows that she’s there for her until the bitter end. The trailer also gives a first glimpse of the antagonistic creatures, known as the Strigoi.

Is Vampire Academy Connected To Vampire Diaries?

Vampire academy vs Vampire Diaries

Vampire Academy‘s title will have many wondering whether it coincides with the popular CW show, The Vampire Diaries. While they may appear similar at first glance, Peacock’s Vampire Academy is completely unrelated and based on its own set of six YA novels of the same name by author Richelle Mead. Although no narrative connection exists between the two shows, they both share the involvement of Plec, who created and wrote The Vampire Diaries, as well as its two spinoffs, The Originals, and Legacies.

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