“For me, the biggest difference is the freedom to keep what you want to keep in the episode,” Plec said, “whether it be a beautiful shot, something aesthetic, something tonal, a performance, a small storyline, your favorite line of dialogue in a scene, because you have a flexible running time that in network TV is finite.”
She continued, “I have cut so many beautiful things over the last 15 years of my life that made me so sad to lose. Not having to do that here has been the greatest blessing.”
Hear Plec and MacIntyre chat more about bringing the books to life in the interview above.
The first four episodes of Vampire Academy are streaming now on Peacock. New episodes premiere weekly on Thursdays.
(E! and Peacock are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)