Author Anne Rice announced that she’s developing a Vampire Chronicles television series on her Facebook page. “The theatrical rights to the Vampire Chronicles are once again in my hands, free and clear!” Rice wrote. “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.”
According to the author, the plans that Universal and Imagine Entertainment had for a film series didn’t pan out — and Rice realized her tales are a better fit for the small screen. “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 explained. Christopher Rice, the author’s son, will serve as executive producer of the upcoming series, which will likely start with The Vampire Lestat (book two).
Rice’s novel The Interview with the Vampire was adapated for the big screen in 1994, starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and baby Kirsten Dunst. The 2002 film Queen of the Damned took inspiration from the third novel of Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series, but was critically panned.