Hulu snags Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles

Back in May, we passed along the sad-ish news that showrunner Bryan Fuller (HANNIBAL, AMERICAN GODS) had departed Anne Rice's upcoming TV series THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES. But that doesn't seem to have slowed the series' forward momentum one bit as today we have word that Hulu has put the show in development.

The Vampire Chronicles began with 1976’s INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, which 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.

That film followed this synopsis: 

Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer (Christian Slater). Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict.

Paramount TV and Anonymous optioned the popular 11-book series last year, with plans to bring it to the small screen. Anne Rice’s son Christopher Rice will serve as executive producer alongside Anne Rice and Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin. 

The search for a new showrunner is underway.

I'm looking forward to this new series as I think INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE is one of the better vampire movies of all-time. While we can't expect that caliber of cast to return for this Hulu series, I have no doubt that the potential show will be able to attract some massively talented, you know, talent, both in front of and behind the camera. This could be the epic horror series we have been waiting for! Maybe. 

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Source: THR



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