Back in November 2016, rights to the characters of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles series of books had reverted back to the author who expressed her interest in turning her series into a TV show. Now, Hannibal and American Gods showrunner Bryan Fuller is working with Anne and Christopher Rice to develop the pilot of the series.
"We bought 11 novels as part of the Vampire Chronicles initiative," Paramount 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."
There are currently twelve books in the series. The most popular adaptation is 1994 film Interview with the Vampire, directed by Neil Jordan and starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Kirsten Dunst. It was based on the first book of the series, published in 1976.
"It is undeniable that Anne Rice has created the paradigm against which all vampire stories are measured," Powell told Deadline last year. The rich and vast world she has created with The Vampire Chronicles is unmatched and sophisticated with '90s gothic undertones that will be perfectly suited to captivate audiences. The series is full of compelling characters led by Lestat, arguably one of the greatest original characters, literary or otherwise."
We'll keep you posted for future updates about the Vampire Chronicles TV show here on Epicstream.