According to the Hollywood Reporter, it appears that Anne Rice’s popular vampire saga may finally make its way to television screens courtesy of Hulu.
Hannibal and American Gods’ Bryan Fuller (who was going to serve as the showrunner on the series) recently left the project because he didn’t want to “… step on the toes of longtime friends Rice and her son, Christopher, who penned the original script.”
Anne and Christopher Rice will executive produce the potential series, along with Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content currently have an option for all 11 books from the Vampire Chronicles.
Rice’s work was first adapted for the big screen in 1994 when Neil Jordan’s Interview with the Vampire was released. Fans at the time remember that Tom Cruise’s casting as the Lestat was questioned by many, but once the film opened, his performance was praised by fans and critics alike. For some inexplicable reason, the next film in the original trilogy skipped the most popular entry, The Vampire Lestat, and instead went forward with 2002’s much less successful Queen of the Damned. Let’s hope that Hulu gets this legendary franchise back on track.
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