You remember Mark Water’s disastrous 2014 directorial adaptation of Richelle Mead’s book Vampire Academy? The film currently stands at 16 percent on the rotten tomatoes and an equally pessimistic audience point, labeling it a box office novel. However, Peacock TV, and executive producer Julie Plec intends to right that wrong with a Vampire Academy television show which passes directly to the serial order.
Plec knows his way around the realm of the Vampires as an executive producer The Vampire Diaries and The Original. Another veteran of the Vampire universe, Marguerite MacIntrye, is also on board. He wrote about another Vampire Diaries spin-off, Leave.
The only information available so far is a synopsis that there is no casing or expected release date. Collider reports to official synopsis for the following:
“In a world of privilege and glamor, the friendship of two young women transcends their extraordinarily different classes. Together they prepare to complete their education and enter the real society of vampires. ”
I haven’t read the books, so I’m not sure if the synopsis is close to the original story, but I’m expecting a mix of mixed book material in Plec’s artistic vision.
It’s clear that Vampire Madness is coming to television sooner rather than later. By Anne Rice Chronicles of Vampires he is heading towards AMC, he is talking about a True Blood restart, and Legacy is still strong on Netflix.
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