Julie Plec is well known for her engaging, thought proviking television, and it looks like she is about to debut another thrilling series. Peacock has recently secured the rights to develop a mystery drama series, ‘Freeman’, which is set to be produced by Julie Plec and her Vampire Academy co-producer, Adam Starks.
Freeman is set to be developed by Universal Television, a sub-divison of the Universal Studio Group, wherein Plec is currently under an overall deal, meaning she is to set to produce for the teleivison studio only. Peacock is understood to have secured the rights to the series in what is described as a “mini-writers room” by Collider.
The series follows a family who relocate to a small, picturesque town in Georgia after acquiring a lucrative inheritance, which includes “Freeman Manor”, which the show is aptly named after. It’s soon discovered that there are mysteries and darkness hidden within the walls, and the town at large, that go back generations.
Plec is best known as being the creator, executive producer and showrunner of The Vampire Diaries and its two spin-offs, The Originals and Legacies, which ended just last year, thus, bringing an end to The Vampire Diaries Universe; or at least, for the meantime.
Plec and Stark are kind of a dynamic-duo, and worked together on the Peacock Original, Vampire Academy, which fans are eagerly awaiting news of a renewal or cancellation. Starks, who was a consulting producer on HBO Max’s Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin and Netflix’s Freeridge, is writing and executively producing the series.
The news comes as Peacock, which is now available in the United Kingdom for Sky Q customers at no extra cost, updated its offering in the New Year and brought numerous shows and movies to the platform. Such media includes Hulk, Pitch Black, The Rundown, Trainwreck, 13 Going on 30, Step Brothers, and Happy Gilmore.
Whilst a release date for the series has not been announced, considering the show has only just been announced, it’s definitely expected to be a mind-bending, thought-provoking show from Plec.