Mortal Kombat star joins Vampire Diaries boss's new show

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Photo credit: Don Arnold/WireImage - Getty Images
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The Vampire Diaries boss Julie Plec has brought Sisi Stringer and Kieron Moore onboard for her next TV series The Vampire Academy.

According to TheWrap, Stringer (who played Mileena in this year's video game adaptation Mortal Kombat) has nabbed the lead role of Rose Hathaway, a bloodsucker-human hybrid known as a Dhampir.

Photo credit: Don Arnold/WireImage - Getty Images
Photo credit: Don Arnold/WireImage - Getty Images


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"Fiery and outspoken, Rose is a true fighter in spirit and in practice," teases a description. "She always jumps into action, and more often than not, this results in demerits. She might be the strongest fighter in her class, but her success will depend entirely on her willingness to toe the line when it counts."

Sex Education actor Moore is breathing life into a character named Dimitri Belikov for this 10-part drama. He will play a "model of a Dhampir guardian: lethal, disciplined, discreet and totally committed to his role as bodyguard to the ruling Moroi, the 'good' mortal vampires of his world.

"He lives by a deep moral code, but beneath his stoic, watchful surface, there's an expansive spirit that could threaten to expose the underlying tension between his sense of what's right and his formal duty to the Moroi."


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Based on a series of YA supernatural novels written by Richelle Mead, the action centres on two young women whose friendship 'transcends their strikingly different classes' as they enter the royal vampire society.

Combining aristocratic romance with the vampire genre, Black Lightning's Bille Woodruff directs the pilot episode, whilst Jesse Warn (The Flash), Erica Dunton, Plec herself, Geoff Shotz and Luis Prieto (White Lines) cover the remaining nine.

The Vampire Academy will air on streaming service Peacock.

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