The Peacock series Vampire Academy, based on the novels by Richelle Mead, has been cancelled after one season
There are six novels in author Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy book series, plus a spin-off series called Bloodlines that also consists of six novels. Unfortunately, the live-action adaptations of this source material don’t have much luck. Back in 2014, the movie Vampire Academy (watch it HERE) was released to theatres, and not many people really seemed to care to see it, or to like the movie if they did see it. According to Rotten Tomatoes, only 16% of the film’s reviews were positive (our own Chris Bumbray gave it a 2/10 review), and according to Box Office Mojo it made just 15.6 million dollars worldwide. Years down the line, the Peacock streaming service attempted to bring Vampire Academy to screens in the form of a TV series… and now Sahu Newsreports that the Vampire Academy show has been cancelled after just one season.
Sahu Newsunderstands that execs at Peacock were happy with the show creatively but it just didn’t find the requisite audience to justify further seasons.
Julie Plec, co-creator of The Vampire Diaries, served as showrunner on Vampire Academy alongside longtime collaborator Marguerite MacIntyre. Plec and MacIntyre also executive produced with Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayar, and Jillian Defrehn. Set in a World of privilege and glamour, Vampire Academy follows two young women’s friendship that transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter royal vampire society. This serialized and sexy drama combines the elegance of aristocratic romance and the supernatural thrills of the vampire genre. The series takes place in St. Vladimir’s Academy, which isn’t just any boarding school. It’s a hidden place where vampire royals are educated and half-human teens train to protect them from the savage ‘Strigoi’ vampires who would like to see them destroyed.
The series starred Sisi Stringer, Daniela Nieves, Kieron Moore, Andre Dae Kim, J. August Richards, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaise, and Andrew Liner.
Are you sad to hear that another Vampire Academy adaptation has crumbled already? Share your thoughts on the show being cancelled by leaving a comment below. I’m not familiar with the source material myself, but I’m sure fans of the books are disappointed that the adaptations don’t work out very well.
Originally published at www.joblo.com