Anne Rice’s acclaimed Vampire Chronicles book series may be finding fresh blood on TV.
The American gothic horror novelist shared on Facebook Saturday that she has regained the theatrical rights to the series of books, revealing a possible adaptation of the series for an open-ended TV series. “A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe. In this new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold,” said Rice in the post.
Partnering with her son and fellow author Christopher Rice, the novelist stated the pair is “developing a pilot script and a detailed outline for an open-ended series faithfully presenting Lestat’s story as it is told in the books, complete with many situations that readers expect to see.” Rice additionally references former fan fervor for an epic “Game of Thrones style faithful rendering of this material,” assuring readers of the series: “What you want is what I want.”
The book series currently consists of 11 entries, with the 12th, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, releasing Nov. 29. Two of the books in the series have previously been adapted for film. Tom Cruise played her famous Lestat alongside Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst in 1994’s Interview with the Vampire, and 2002’s Queen of the Damned featured Stuart Townsend as the main character opposite Aaliyah as Queen Akasha.
Both Anne and Christopher will reportedly serve as executive producers for the series, which Rice says will likely start with The Vampire Lestat, the second novel in the series after Interview, “and move on from there.”
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