‘Vampire Chronicles’ Series in Development at Hulu

Lawrence Kim
July 17, 2018

Following the massive success of The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu has snatched up the rights to another classic literary creation, Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, per The Hollywood Reporter. Unfortunately, the series was stuck in production limbo and the rights reverted back to Anne Rice.

While Vampire Chronicles has only just now found a place to call home, the series has already been through quite a bit of drama. Bryan Fuller of NBC's Hannibal and Starz's American Gods season 1 boarded the project as showrunner this past January, but has since dropped off. Rice will executive produce along with her son Christopher Rice, a best-selling writer in his own right, with Christopher having written the original script for the project.

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content optioned the rights to the 11 books from the acclaimed series past year and have been developing the series with creator Anne Rice and her son, Christopher Rice. The project is now seeking a showrunner.

Interview with the Vampire was turned into a popular 1994 movie starring Brad Pitt as Louis and Tom Cruise as Lestat, along with Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Thandie Newton, Stephen Rea and others.

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. "Thrilled to finally announce that THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES TV series is coming in for a landing at @hulu".

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