Vampire Academy Author Richelle Mead ‘Not Involved’ in TV Series Production
The Vampire Academy showrunners revealed that the creator of the original novel series, Richelle Mead, was “not involved” in the making of the series, but said they were “very excited” that the author way.
Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre said they have been “very respectful” of the books, with the TV series due out in September on US streaming service Peacock.
Plec and MacIntyre previously worked together on the popular American show The Vampire Diaries.
The new supernatural drama is based on a series of paranormal romance novels for young adults by international bestselling author Mead.
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Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, Pec said, “(Mead) hasn’t been involved throughout the process – other than that, she and I are friends on Twitter.
“But she was very excited to know that we were doing this and I was very excited the other day to tell her that we were finally done and there was finally something to show her.
“So she hasn’t seen anything yet.
MacIntyre added: “She gave us this beautiful world…it’s all there, and she said, ‘I always thought it would be great for television.’
“I’m glad she sees it.”
Vampire Academy is due out on Peacock on September 15.
The series stars British actor Kieron Moore, as well as Sisi Stringer, Daniela Nieves and Andre Dae Kim.