Vampire Academy star opens up on season 2: ‘I’d love to’

Vampire Academy recently started on Sky based on the Young Adult novel series of the same name by Rachel Mead. The show is a reboot of the 2014 film with the new series remaining some of the characters from the book. Following vampire – or moroi – princess Vasilisa ‘Lissa’ Dragomir (played by Daniela Nieves) and her friendship with her guardian and dhampir Rose Hathaway (played by Sisi Stringer), the series series the two women as they complete their education at boarding school St Vladimir’s.

Rose and Lissa exist in the world alongside a monstrous race of feral vampires known as the strigoi, who hunt and attack.

Throughout the show, the guardians are tasked with protecting the moroi from the strigoi, however, these foes seem to be rising in their assaults and numbers leading to much alarm.

The 10-part series has begun on Peacock on September 15 and hit Sky and the streaming platform on September 16 with the first four episodes dropping in one go and the rest of the series airing weekly.

The series is also airing on the American streaming platform Peacock, so Vampire Academy will be arriving on both sides of the Atlantic at roughly the same time.

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While it’s early days yet for Vampire Academy, could they be another outing for the teen drama?

Actress Jazzy De Lisser, who plays Sasha Tanner in the show, said: “Yeah, I’m hopeful. I’d loved to.”

However, she remained tight-lipped not only about the direction of the story but the fate of her own character, simply saying: “You’ll have to wait and see.”

There is a total of six novels in Mead’s series, meaning there’s a lot of source material to be potentially covered but also much to draw on.

British star Jazzy shared details about her character: “Sasha is a guardian and she comes in a little bit later and she comes in to fight and defend her brother, which is [Max Parker’s] character pMikhail]. She comes in in episode six to fight for her brother.”

The 31-year-old actress continued: “She’s a very fierce, strong, and she’s been through a lot of emotional turmoil, so she’s really fighting for her family and fighting for what she believes in.”

In preparation for the part, Jazzy read some of the novels to familiarise herself with the premise but chose not to watch the movie because she felt it was a departure from the source material,.

She said: “I thought it was such an amazing world. I absolutely loved it.”

She said she enjoyed the physicality of Sasha as well as the character’s strength.

Jazzy filmed on Vampire Academy in early 2022 with the shoot taking place at various locations across Spain and Portugal.

One of the big locations was an old monastery just outside Pamplona, saying she loved it but admitted it was on the cold side during filming.

Jazzy is now working on the movie Vilma, which is expected to be coming out later this year.

Vampire Academy airs on Sky and is streaming on NOW

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