The Vampire Chronicles Series, Based on Anne Rice Novels, Eyed at Hulu

Angelo Anderson
July 18, 2018

Anne and Christopher Rice's long-developing The Vampire Chronicles television series got some bad news back in May with the departure of professional departer Bryan Fuller, who claimed he didn't want to mess with the vision of the Rice duo. "Thrilled to finally announce that THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES TV series is coming in for a landing at @hulu".

Rice's son, Christopher Rice, wrote the original script for the series and revealed its cover with the title The Vampire Lestat and the pilot title of "Wolf Killer".

Anne and Christopher will serve as executive producers on the show, as will David Kanter and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content. Christopher is also penning the episodes. The project is now seeking a showrunner.

In April of past year, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content purchased the rights to 11 of Rice's books from the Vampire Chronicles franchise, which began in 1976 with Interview With a Vampire.

This new series is said to be based on The Vampire Lestat, which explores the origins of the character and takes place several years before Interview With a Vampire.

The first book in the series, 1976's Interview With the Vampire, was adapted into a star-studded Hollywood film in 1994 by director Neil Jordan that featured Tom Cruise as Lestat, as well as then-nascent stars Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Thandie Newton, and a young Kirsten Dunst. Will the streaming service do a good job with the source material?

"To our global VAMPIRE CHRONICLES fans", he adds, "please don't feel marginalized by today's announcement about our TV series landing at Hulu here in the US".

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