Fans of the Vampire Chronicles book series will have something to look forward to here.
Bestselling author Anne Rice has announced that she has reclaimed the theatrical rights to her Vampire Chronicles novels, and has opted to leave the big screen and instead start developing a television series.
“I could not be more excited about this! — A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe,” Rice wrote in a Facebook post. “In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold.”
The author revealed that she her and son, Christopher Rice, have began to formulate “a pilot script and a detailed outline for an open ended series”, which she expects to kick off with the second book in the beloved literary vampire series, The Vampire Lestat.
Rice’s first book, Interview with the Vampire, was adapted into a Brad Pitt & Tom Cruise-starring picture back in 1994. The Queen of the Damned, the third book, was adapted into an Aaliyah-starring film in 2002.
“It is, more than ever, abundantly clear that television is where the vampires belong,” Rice wrote. “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.”
Rice further revealed that she and her son intend to executive produce the series when it comes to fruition.