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Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles scooped by Paramount TV & Anonymous

04.28.2017by: Jake Dee

You a Vampire Chronicles fan?

Well, it looks like the 11-volume series is headed to television. According to Variety, Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles has been optioned by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, with Rice's son Christopher set to pen and exec-produce the series. The big-ticket project will be soon shopped around to various networks.

The deal comes on the heels of Rice regaining the rights to her own 11-book series back in November. Many attempts have been made to adapt the novels to the big and small screen over the years and decades, but it appears TV will be the best place for the material to flourish. Perhaps Netflix?

“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,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “The series is full of compelling characters led by Lestat, arguably one of the greatest original characters, literary or otherwise.”

“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,’ said Anne Rice. “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.”

Lestat, immortalized on film by Tom Cruise in the 1994 film INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, continues his world weary travels in the newest Rice volume, due this November, as he's set to suck blood in Atlantis. I'd rather suck IWTV costar Kirsten Dunst's blood instead!

THE DUNST!

Extra Tidbit: How many novels from the series have you read?
Source: Variety

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