‘Vampire Academy’ Adds More Actors To Growing Cast

by Thomas Tuna

The bloodsucking classes are filling up fast.

Vampire Academy–a 10-episode horror series based on the YA novels of Richelle Mead–hits Peacock Sept. 15, and several actors signed on this week to a very full cast, according to a report in Variety.

Angela Wynter, Lorna Brown, Louisa Connolly-Burnham, Cornelius Macarthy, Jason Diaz, Jennifer Kirby, Joseph Ollman and Pik-Sen Lim have joined the previously announced stars Sisi Stringer and Daniela Nieves.

The rest of the ensemble includes Kieron Moore, Andre Dae Kim, J. August Richards, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser and Andrew Liner.

Vampire Academy–from writers and showrunners Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre (The Vampire Diaries)–is set at St. Vladimir’s Academy, a secret school “where royal vampires are educated–and half-human teenagers are trained to protect their undead classmates from ruthless vampires known as Strigoi, who want to destroy them,” according to the synopsis.

Plec also serves as a director on the series–along with Billie Woodruff, Luis Prieto, Jesse Warn, Erica Dunton and Geoff Shotz.

Mead’s six-book series was adapted for the Silver Screen for 2014’s Vampire Academy feature–with less-than-desirable results. The film was ripped by critics and earned just $15 million on a $30-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Vampire Academy on Peacock.


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