More Matriculation At The ‘Vampire Academy’

Today in bloody good news: The roster for St. Vladimir’s is filling out oh so nicely, with a bevy of new casting announcements for “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters“!

Deadline reports that the film adaptation of Richelle Mead’s six-book series has added four new actors to its ensemble: Sarah Hyland, Gabriel Byrne, Joely Richardson and Dominic Sherwood.

Sarah, who’s best known for her work on “Modern Family,” is playing a supporting role as Natalie, friend to main characters Lissa and Rose. Also matriculating at St. Vlad’s: Dominic, a relative newcomer to Hollywood who plays Lissa’s romantic interest, the Moroi vampire Christian. Meanwhile, Gabriel will be filling the film’s “sexy professor” void as Natalie’s father and Academy leader Victor, and Joely—who we recently saw as an elusive Swede in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”—has been cast as Tatiana, queen of the Moroi vampires.

This is just the latest group to take a seat on one of this year’s busiest casting couches; with a school full of vampires to fill out, producers have been tapping talent left and right to play various “Vampire Academy” roles. And with a 2014 release date, we don’t have too long to wait until school’s in session.

What do you think of the latest additions to the “Vampire Academy” cast?