On September 15, 2022, Peacock premiered its version of the Vampire Academy books, and the first season concluded on October 27, 2022. People are already speculating whether there will be a Season 2 of Vampire Academy and, if so, when it will be published, despite the fact that the Season 1 conclusion only recently aired. That’s why we’re here to make sure you have all the information you need about Season 2 of Vampire Academy. So, let’s not waste any time and get started.
Vampire Academy Season 2 Renewal Status
Peacock aired 10 episodes of a TV show based on the Vampire Academy novel series by Richelle Mead from September to October 2022 before canceling it in January 2023.
Why was Vampire Academy Season 2 canceled?
The early reception of Vampire Academy was positive but not overly enthusiastic. Compared to the film’s dismal 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes eight years ago, the first season’s 77% rating based on 13 critic reviews is a significant improvement. Although critically acclaimed, the show only managed a 48% approval rating from the viewing public. While these numbers shouldn’t be taken at face value—especially since bias may have played a role—they do indicate that Vampire Academy wasn’t a smashing success for Peacock.
According to Deadline, which broke the news of the termination on January 20, 2023, Vampire Academy “didn’t find the requisite audience to justify further seasons” along with another show that was also canceled, One of Us is Lying. However, the show’s artistic direction evidently satisfied the Peacock executives.
It’s unfortunate that the program wasn’t given more time to develop, considering that it had already been sold to over a hundred countries. Vampire Academy might have established its fan base and grown substantially with a second season. It’s impossible not to speculate about the show’s potential success had it premiered 10 years earlier on a traditional TV network rather than via streaming.
Vampire Academy Season 2 Release Date
It is unknown how long Vampire Academy will remain between seasons as Peacock is still growing its drama lineup. However, most streaming shows take about a year to produce. Peacock’s other teen show, One of Us Is Lying, debuted in October 2021, was renewed in January 2022, and returned in October 2022 for a second season. If previous seasons are any indication, we could see the return of Vampire Academy in October 2024, or anytime throughout the winter.
Vampire Academy Storyline
The books by Richelle Mead on which Vampire Academy is based focuses on a privileged and glamorous society. Despite coming from very different social backgrounds, the two young ladies manage to form a strong friendship as they near the conclusion of their formal education and prepare to join the vampire elite.
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Vampire Academy Cast and characters
- Sisi Stringer as Rose Hathaway: a dhampir guardian-in-training; Lissa’s best friend; Dimitri’s love interest
- Daniela Nieves as Lissa Dragomir: a royal moroi vampire; spirit user; Dragomir princess; Andre’s sister; Rose’s best friend; Christian’s love interest
- Kieron Moore as Dimitri Belikov: a dhampir guardian; head command; Rose’s love interest
- André Dae Kim as Christian Ozera: a royal moroi vampire; fire user; Lissa’s love interest
- Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Tatiana Vogel: a royal moroi vampire; member of the royal council; political underdog
- Mia McKenna-Bruce as Mia Karp: a non-royal moroi vampire; water user; Victor and Robert’s adoptive daughter; Sonya’s adoptive sister; Meredith’s love interest
- Jonetta Kaiser as Sonya Karp: a non-royal moroi vampire-turned Strigoi; a secret spirit user; Victor and Robert’s daughter
- Andrew Liner as Mason Ashford: a dhampir guardian-in-training; Stefan’s son; Rose’s friend and one-sided love interest
- Rhian Blundell as Meredith Beckham: a dhampir guardian-in-training; Mia’s love interest
- J. August Richards as Victor Dashkov: a royal moroi vampire, member of the royal council; key advisor to the queen
- Pik-Sen Lim as Queen Marina: a royal moroi vampire; air user; the 200 year old queen of the Dominion
- Jason Diaz as Andre Dragomir: a royal moroi vampire; fire user; Dragomir prince; the queen’s pick to be her successor; Lissa’s brother
- Max Parker as Mikhail Tanner: a dhampir guardian; Kieran’s son; Sasha’s brother; Sonya’s former boyfriend
- Jennifer Kirby as Alberta Casey: a dhampir guardian; head of the guardians
- Joseph Ollman as Jesse Zeklos: fire user; a royal moroi vampire; Dane’s son
- Yael Belicha as Marie Carter: a royal moroi vampire; earth user; member of the royal council; a traditionalist and conservative
- Amanda Drew as Diane
- Angela Wynter as Irene Vogel: a royal moroi vampire; high priestess; earth user; Tatiana’s great aunt
- Craig Stevenson as Dane Zeklos: a royal moroi vampire; air user; member of the royal council; Jesse’s father
- Adam Quintero as Peter Tarus: a royal moroi vampire; member of the royal council
- Blake Patrick Anderson as Eddie Castile: a dhampir guardian-in-training
- Louisa Connolly-Burnham as Silver
- Cornelius Macarthy as Robert Karp: Victor’s husband; Sonya and Mia’s father
Vampire Academy Season 2 Plotline
Since Peacock has not approved a second season, very little is known about it at this time. Given the number of novels available for adaptation, however, there is plenty of material to work with.