Anne Rice Planning to Adapt Vampire Chronicles to Television

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It's been a long time since we Lestat and the rest of the vampires from Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles series. After selling the threatrical rights for her series in 2014, Rice has regained them, and she's excited to bring her series to television, saying it's "where vampires belong."

She took it to her Facebook page to express her excitement, explaining that "Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment had optioned the series to develop motion pictures from it, and though we had the pleasure of working with many fine people in connection with this plan, it did not work out." Rice and her son Christopher is working on a pilot script and an outline for an "open-ended series" beginning with the events of The Vampire Lestat, the second book in the Vampire Chronicles that's actually a prequel to the first.

She said, "Over the years you all have told me how much you want to see a ‘Game of Thrones‘ style faithful rendering of this material, and how much you want for the series to remain in my control. Well, I have heard you. I have always heard you. What you want is what I want."


"A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe," Rice wrote. "In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold."

Rice concluded her post with optimism: "I am filled with optimism this morning about the future for my beloved Brat Prince. What better way to start a tour for the new book!"

I think a Game of Thrones-style just doesn't seem to fit on a series that doesn't have an epic scope but with True Blood already over, this is a good time for Vampire Chronicles to shine on television. You can check out her full post below: