Shocking cancellations! ‘Vampire Academy’ and ‘One of Us Is Lying’ not coming back with more seasons

Washington [US], January 22 (ANI): Shocking enough… isn’t it? Well, two YA drama series at Peacock are coming to an end! ‘One Of Us Is Lying’ and ‘Vampire Academy’ has been cancelled by the NBCU streamer.

According to Deadline, a US-based news outlet, while Julie Plec’s ‘Vampire Academy’ had a one-season run, ‘One Of Us Is Lying’ had a two-season run. Deadline explains that Peacock executives approved both shows creatively, but they could not attract the necessary viewership to support more seasons.
The first Peacock pilot to get to the series was One Of Us Is Lying, which debuted in October 2021 and is based on the novel by Karen M. McManus. Earlier this year, it was renewed for a second season, which will premiere in October 2022.

In May 2021, a straight-to-series order for Vampire Academy was given, and it debuted in September 2022. They are both produced by Universal Studio Group.
In UCP’s One Of Us Is Lying, only four of the five high school students who enter detention come out alive. Everyone is a potential suspect, and everyone has a secret.

The cast includes Melissa Collazo (Maeve), Jessica McLeod (Janae), Cooper van Grootel (Nate), Marianly Tejada (Bronwyn), Barrett Carnahan (Jake), Mark McKenna (Simon), and Annalisa Cochrane (Addy).

In contrast to McManus’ follow-up novel, One of Us Is Next, which is set a year later, the second season picks up after the season one finale after the mystery surrounding Simon’s death has been resolved in the first.

The show’s co-creator and author of the pilot script, Erica Saleh, took over as showrunner for season two in place of Daro Madrona. Madrona will continue to work on the project as an executive producer. Along with Saleh, Jan Oxenberg, Molly Nussbaum, Bill Johnson, and the others who worked on the pilot, John Sacchi and Matt Groesch of 5 More Minutes Productions are also executive producing the show.

Based on Richelle Mead’s book series, Vampire Academy is a television series created by Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre.
Vampire Academy, written by MacIntyre, is set in a privileged and glitzy world where two young women’s friendship transcends their noticeably different social strata as they finish their studies and join royal vampire society. The beauty of an aristocratic romance and the otherworldly thrills of the vampire subgenre are combined in this serialised, erotic drama.

As per a report by Deadline, the cast also features Andrew Liner, Daniela Nieves, Kieron Moore, J. August Richards, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia Mckenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, and Sisi Stringer.

Along with Emily Cummins, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Deepak Nayar, and Jillian DeFrehn, Plec and MacIntyre serve as executive producers of the Peacock series. Bille Woodruff directed the pilot. Plec, Jesse Warn, Erica Dunton, Geoff Shotz, and Luis Prieto are other series directors.

The streamer is entering its next stage of development, so the cancellations are not a great surprise. The streamer has also recently ordered Mrs. Davis from Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez, a modern horror thriller based on Robert McCammon’s Stinger, from writers Ian McCulloch (Yellowstone), James Wan (The Conjuring Universe), Atomic Monster, and UCP. 

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