“Dimitri and Rose, Lissa and Christian, they are book canon,” the Vampire Diaries co-creator told E! News. “We’re not going to try to rewrite canon early on because that would be disrespectful to the source material.”
The showrunner is open to change down the line, though—and there’s one couple the show’s leading ladies know fans would love to see.
“I know people are gonna be like, ‘Oh my god, Rose and Lissa,” Nieves joked. Stringer even has the perfect ship name for the two besties: “Rolissa.”
Watch Nieves and Stringer break down the show’s many different kinds of vampires in their exclusive interview with E! News above.
Vampire Academy premieres Thursday, Sept. 15 on Peacock.
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