Lestat, Louis, and Claudia will sink their teeth into prime time – 11 of the books from Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series will be adapted into a show from Paramount Television.
The series will be written by the author’s son Christopher Rice, himself a writer of four New York Times Bestsellers and a winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Mother and son will executive produce alongside Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.
Oh, and a gentleman named Bryan Fuller is now involved.
“We bought 11 novels as part of the Vampire Chronicles initiative,” Paramount TV President Amy Powell told The Hollywood Reporter. “Bryan Fuller is working with Anne Rice and [her son] Chris, who are writing the pilot. We are hoping he chooses to stay on and potentially showrun.”
The former Hannibal and American Gods showrunner seems like the most perfect fit imaginable for the theatrical, emotional and erotic world of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, but with an Amazing Stories reboot now filling his days, a potential resurrection for Hannibal on the horizon, and an infamous walk out on both Gods and Star Trek: Discovery in 2017, we’re really hoping he manages to find a way to stay on the project.
More as it becomes available.