We’re almost done waiting. This week, the first episode of Vampire Academy, a Peacock series based on the same-named Young Adult books by Richelle Mead, will air. The creators of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies, Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre, are behind the fantasy drama. Plec and MacInytyre said in a press release, “We have loved Richelle Mead’s completely original book series since it came out 15 years ago, but it has never been more relevant.” “A brilliant look at a class-based society that is inherently unbalanced, with spoiled Royals on one end and a Guardian class whose only job is to protect them on the other. With an ugly dynastic change coming up, it’s a world on the brink.”
In the books, Rose Hathaway, a teenager who is half-vampire and half-human and goes to St. Vladimir’s Academy to train, is the main character. Her mission is simple: to become a Guardian for her best friend Lissa Dragomir, who is a Moroi vampire and the last member of her royal family. Rose falls in love with a Dhampir Guardian named Dimitri Belikov while she is at the academy. At the same time, she is exploring a psychic bond with Lissa.
Peacock has called Vampire Academy a “sexy drama” that “combines the elegance of aristocratic romance with the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre.” It will have 10 episodes that are each an hour long.
Vampire Academy Season 2
Starting September 15, 2022, Vampire Academy will only be available to watch on Peacock. The first four episodes will be available for the premiere, and new chapters will come out every Thursday after that.
Vampire Academy Season 2 Cast
Rose Hathaway, who is the main character, is played by Sisi Stringer. She wants to keep the evil Strigoi away from the good Moroi vampires. Lissa Dragomir, Rose’s best friend who takes over as head of the Dragomir family, is played by Daniela Nieves. Stringer and Nieves are joined by Kieron Moore, who plays Rose’s love interest Dimitri Belikov, a Dhampir guardian.
Christian Ozera is a royal Moroi vampire who is looking for faith-based answers to his questions about the world. André Dae Kim will play him. Victor Dashkov, who is played by J. August Richards, is also a Moroi vampire, but he is a master of political strategy. Anita-Joy Uwajeh plays a Moroi vampire named Tatiana Vogel, who is an underdog in politics.
Mia McKenna-Bruce joins the cast as Mia Karp, another student at St. Vladimir’s Academy. Meredith, played by Rhian Blundell, is a trainee guardian who gets along well with Mia right away. Sonya Karp is played by Jonetta Kaiser, and Mason Ashford is played by Andrew Liner.
Vampire Academy Season 2 Plot
Think of Vampire Academy as a better looking version of Harry Potter or SYFY’s The Magicians. The show is about the students at St. Vladimir’s Academy, a magical boarding school for royal teen vampires and their less important half-vampire, half-human Dhampir protectors.
The story follows Rosemarie “Rose” Hathaway, a hybrid trainee Guardian, and her best friend, Vasilisa “Lissa” Dragomir, an elite Moroi vampire princess, as they go back to school after being away for two years.
This pair of best friends come from different social classes, so they have to learn how to deal with the curriculum and their feelings for each other at an elite boarding school. They also have to learn how to fit into formal vampire society while protecting themselves from attacks by evil vampires called Strigoi.