AceShowbiz - Peacock has unveiled the "Vampire Academy" first teaser trailer during the show's panel Thursday, July 21 at Comic-Con in San Diego. The dramatic teaser is full of thrilling footage featuring dark forbidden gothic romance.
In the trailer, vampire Lissa Dragomir (Daniela Nieves) is preparing for her role as a Royal Moroi. Later, her friend Rose Hathaway (Sisi Stringer), a vampire-human hybrid who is a Dhampir Guardian to Lissa, raises the question, "Is this something that you want?" Lissa, in turn, shakes her head no.
"There are a parade of people dying to be on the throne," she later tells Rose. "The only thing separating this dominion from that fate is me." In response, Rose says, "Then go out there and show them all what you've got." As Lissa worries she has "nothing" to show for herself, Rose reassures her as saying, "Then I will get you out. I promise you that."
The trailer continues to tease the challenges ahead for both Lissa and Rose. Rose, in particular, has a very important task to accomplish as she wants "to protect my best friend from danger." Even with "strange" things happening all around them, Rose stresses that they "will survive because there is no other option."
"Vampire Academy" is based on author Richelle Mead's book series of the same name. Kieron Moore, Daniel Dae Kim, J. August Richards, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia Mckenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser and Andrew Liner are also in the show's cast.
The show, which arrives eight years after the 2014's "Vampire Academy" starring Zoey Deutch, follows "two young women's friendship transcends their strikingly different classes as they prepare to complete their education and enter vampire society."
"One as a powerful Royal, the other a half-vampire Guardian trained to protect against the savage 'Strigoi' who threaten to tear their society apart," the description of the series continues. "That is, if Royal infighting doesn't do the job first."
Teasing what fans can expect from this new iteration, series co-creator Julie Plec said, "It's got everything: It's got the 'Bridgerton' and 'The Hunger Games'." Julie added, "At its core, it's a story about a friendship that nobody thinks can survive because society isn't built that way, and yet, through thick and thin, they have each other's backs."
"That's what I love so much about it is yes there's romance aplenty and yes, Dimitri and Rose and Christian and Lissa are two really terrific romantic relationships in the books. But this is a story about these two women and how they, together, as a team are going to end up doing some really meaningful things in the world."
"Vampire Academy" is set to premiere on Thursday, September 15 on Peacock.