We were excited to learn last year that author Anne Rice reclaimed the rights to her “Vampire Chronicles” series of novels, which of course were used as the basis for the 1994 film Interview with the Vampire. Along with her son Christopher Rice, Anne quickly began developing a television series set in that world, and today brings a hugely exciting update on the project.
We’ve just learned that Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 11 books from the best-selling series. Christopher Rice has been tapped to pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.
Said Amy Powell, President of Paramount TV:
It is undeniable that Anne Rice has created the paradigm against which all vampire stories are measured. The rich and vast world she has created with ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ is unmatched and sophisticated with 90’s 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 are thrilled to collaborate with Anne, Christopher and the team at Anonymous Content on this epic series.
Anne Rice herself echoed the same excitement:
I’m thrilled beyond words to be working with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content – known for extraordinary cutting edge series such as “True Detective,” “Quarry,” and “The Knick.” In this unique golden age of television, I couldn’t ask for a finer or more passionate team to help bring my beloved vampire hero, Lestat, alive in a series of the highest quality. This is a dream come true, both for me and for Christopher and for the fans who have been asking to see the Brat Prince in this medium for years.
What can we expect from “The Vampire Chronicles” TV series? Anne Rice took part in a live Q&A session over on Facebook earlier this year, revealing some interesting things about it!