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Peacock reveals 2022 first look trailer with 'Vampire Academy' and 'Last Light' leading genre slate

2022 is the year of the Peacock!

By Josh Weiss
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Hey, all you cool cats and kittens! Peacock just released a mega-teaser for its jam-packed slate of television programming in 2022. The minute-long compilation (set to a pretty awesome remix of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love") contains special sneak peeks at highly-anticipated genre projects like Vampire Academy and Last Light, and The Undeclared War.

And while it doesn't fall into the categories of sci-fi, horror, or fantasy, the streaming service's upcoming Joe vs. Carole series did give us that Tiger King-inspired lede, so yeah, we'd say things are going pretty well.

Watch the mega-trailer below:

Showrun by Julie Plec (who recently lined up another Peacock endeavor just last week), Vampire Academy is based on the best-selling book series penned by Richelle Mead. The plot unfolds at St. Vladmir’s Academy, a prestigious, yet secret, school where royal vampires are educated and half-human teens are trained to protect the blood-suckers from ruthless vampires known as "Strigoi."

“Julie Plec created one of the biggest fan-favorite universes with The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals and Legacies, and we are excited to deliver this passionate audience a brand new story on Peacock,” Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement last May. “Julie is known for binge-able, enthralling dramas and we know Vampire Academy will keep Peacock viewers right on the edge of their seats.”

The cast includes: Daniela Nieves, Kieron Moore, André Dae Kim, J. August Richards, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser, and Andrew Liner.

Lost vet Matthew Fox headlines Last Light, a limited thriller series (based on Alex Scarrow's novel of the same name) about an oil crisis that plunges the world into apocalyptic chaos.

Fox plays Andy Yeats, a world-renowned petro-chemist living in London and patriarch of a family that will have to "sacrifice everything to find one another, despite the distance and the dangers that separate them," reads the official synopsis. Joanne Froggatt, Alyth Ross, Taylor Fay, Amber Rose Revah, Victor Alli, Tom Wlaschiha, and Hakeem Jonah co-star.

Last Light is the perfect combination of an action-packed limited series with a compelling family drama at its heart,” Katz remarked back in October. "This sweeping international saga spans several continents that provide a stunning global backdrop, yet is grounded in a relatable and topical story. We can’t wait to share this with Peacock audiences.”   

The Undeclared War is a cyber thriller that follows "a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ, the UK’s version of the NSA, secretly working to ward off a cyber-attack on the country’s electoral system."

Mark Rylance (Don't Look Up), Simon Pegg (The Boys), Adrian Lester (Mary Queen of Scots), Alex Jennings (The Crown), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and newcomer Hannah Khalique-Brown make up the ensemble cast. The project hails from seven-time BAFTA winner Peter Kosminsky (Wolf Hall), who directed all six episodes — four of which were written by him.

"The story we’re now able to tell casts an extraordinary, revelatory light on the hot, undeclared war taking place right now in the world’s newest and most invisible domain of conflict — cyber," Kosminsky said when the show was first announced last April.

If you're looking for a new genre series you can binge today, all six episodes of Wolf Like Me are now streaming on Peacock. 

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