We were excited when we announced that Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles was being adapted for the small screen. Information on the project has been scant, but this week it was announced that Bryan Fuller will be teaming up with creator Anne Rice and her son, author Christopher Rice to continue working on bringing the project to life.
For those not familiar with Anne Rice, she wrote a series of books, The Vampire Chronicles which follows the story of the vampire Lestat. The first book Interview with a Vampire, published in 1976, was made in to a movie in 1994 starring Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman turned into a vampire in the 18th century. The series has 12 books.
The announcement was made by Christopher Rice, author of New York Times best seller A Density of Souls, on his Facebook page.
“For a year now, my mother and I have had the joy of working with creative partners at Paramount Television and Anonymous Content who share our vision for a prestigious, long-form, high quality and high production value television series focusing on the journey of the immortal Lestat as he travels the lengths of the vampire world detailed in The Vampire Chronicles,” he wrote. “Almost instantly after we sold the rights last April, we knew we were working with some of the finest producers television had to offer. And those producers knew that Bryan would be a perfect addition to our creative team.”
Fuller was most recently the showrunner for American Gods, but exited the project in November. Variety reported that Fuller and co-showrunner Michael Green left the project due to clashes with production company FremantleMedia over budget and creative direction.
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