Lestat, Louis, and Claudia are set to sink their teeth into prime time – 11 of the books from Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series are being adapted into a show from Paramount Television.
The series is being written by the author’s son Christopher Rice, himself a writer of four New York Times Bestsellers and a winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Mother and son will executive produce together, and you may remember that back in January, Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) joined the project…
…well, he is now off it. Nerdist confirmed this week that Fuller actually left the series all the way back in February, but we’re only just hearing about it now, for whatever reason. The Vampire Chronicles TV show marks the fourth project in 18ish months that Fuller has summarily ditched, following Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods, and the Amazing Stories reboot.
The series itself, you’ll be glad to hear, is still pressing ahead, with Christopher Rice recently taking to his Twitter account to give fans a brief glimpse of the first script:
Lestat de Lioncourt will no doubt be chomping his way around the world in a bloody erotic fashion in no time, although this new adaptation doesn’t yet have a network attached, and no air dates have been earmarked.
More as it becomes available.