"The Vampire Diaries" Creator Julie Plec is Adapting "Vampire Academy" Into a TV Series

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Photo credit: The Weinstein Company
Photo credit: The Weinstein Company

Vampire Academy is getting a second chance thanks to The Vampire Diaries creator Julie Plec.

Peacock has officially ordered a 10-episode series of Vampire Academy with Julie Plec and longtime The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies writer and actress Marguerite MacIntyre adapting the iconic book series, Deadline reports.

The hit book series, by Richelle Mead, has been beloved by fans for so many years. It ran for six books and followed Moroi princess Lissa and her best friend and guardian Rose Hathaway as they battled against the Strigoi, undead vampires and former Moroi who are turned after completely draining their victims of their blood.

Julie Plec has long talked about possibly adapting the books in a series. She previously tweeted about getting the opportunity to do so back in 2015 writing, "I think one day I'll do a Flowers In the Attic mini and a Vampire Academy TV series and all will be right in the world."

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A writers room has already been assembled for the series and includes Y. Shireen Razack (Shadowhunters), Morenike Balogun (Jupiter's Legacy), Adam Starks (On My Block and Good Trouble), Jason Coffey (East Los High), JJ Braider, Noah Diaz, Linda Ge (Kung-Fu)and Ben O’Hara (Jane the Virgin).

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This isn't the first adaptation of the series. A film of the same name was released back in 2014 starring Zoey Dutch and Lucy Fry as Rose and Lissa respectively. Due to the film's financial failure after only half of it's budget in the box office, a second planned movie was cancelled.

Casting and an expected release date has not been released yet. With Julie leading this series, it's pretty clear that we'll be obsessed with it as soon as it drops.

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