Vampire Academy Creator Promises The Show Is Looking for a New Home

Lissa and Rose in Vampire Academy Season 1

Vampire Academy co-creator Julie Plec promises fans that Universal Television is looking for a new home for the beloved fantasy horror series.

Julie Plec, who adapted Vampire Academy with Marguerite MacIntyre, has confirmed that the supernatural drama series is being shopped around following its cancellation after one season on Peacock.

Responding to a fan on Twitter distraught over Vampire Academy‘s premature cancellation, Plec wrote, “I, too, am grumpy. This is a romantic, exciting, addictive show with a breakout cast, a passionate fan base and legions of story left to tell. Business is business and streamers have to find what works for them, but if you’re a network with a need for a vampire show, we’re avail.” She continued, “To answer your question, yes we will absolutely be knocking on doors to find a new home for it. I just can’t fathom a show people like with so much story left to tell not having a chance to do so.”

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Based on the novel series of the same name by Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy premiered on Peacock in September 2022 and wrapped its 10-episode first season the following month. Starring Sisi Stringer, Daniela Nieves, Kieron Moore and André Dae Kim, Vampire Academy follows young vampires at a royal boarding school for bloodsuckers called St. Vladimir’s Academy. The story centers on the friendship between Rose Hathaway (Stringer), a dhampir (vampire/ human hybrid) training to be a guardian, and Lissa Dragomir (Nieves), a royal moroi vampire, presenting the stark contrast of a caste division among the aristocratic attendees.

Vampire Academy Canceled After One Season

Despite earning positive reviews from both critics and fans of the source material, Vampire Academy was canceled in January 2023 alongside the high-school murder mystery drama One of Us is Lying, which ends after two seasons. Both series came as a shock to their respective fanbases, with fans already using the hashtags #SaveVampireAcademy and #SaveOneOfUsIsLying in hopes that it will entice another streaming service in picking up the series for another season.

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Despite the string of cancelations, Peacock is still moving forward with scripted original content, with Rian Johnson’s Poker Face set to premiere on Jan. 26. The murder mystery series stars Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale, a casino worker with the extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. The 10-episode first season follows the character as she hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda, encountering a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve with every stop. The streamer is also behind the Friday the 13th prequel series, Crystal Lake, which is being developed by Star Trek: Discovery co-creator Bryan Fuller.

The first and so far only season of Vampire Academy is currently streaming on Peacock.

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