Last night, Anne Rice made an exciting announcement on The Vampire Chronicles’ official Facebook page… Now fans everywhere know the good news!
Deadline reports that Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned all 11 books from Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. Anne’s son Christopher Rice will pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside his mother. In her original post last November, Rice not only announced the theatrical rights had reverted to her once again, but she talked about writing the TV pilot and show bible. Now that Paramount/Anonymous Content are involved, the next step is shopping it to the networks.
“Together with our partners at Paramount Television, we are embarking on a fantastic journey with Anne and Christopher Rice to bring Anne’s unparalleled imagination to television at the moment when the medium is experiencing a global apex in the demand for the most outstanding, exciting and heightened premium dramatic programming”, says Anonymous Content’s David Kanter.
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.”
Added Christopher Rice, “The first great day for me on this project was when my mother asked me to partner with her on it. The second, is the announcement of this thrilling partnership with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. For decades now fans of ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ have been clamoring for a long-form television adaptation of this galaxy of content.”
Are you excited to see antihero Lestat and the rest of Rice’s supernatural creatures hit the small screen? Which network do you think would be the best fit? Certainly not the big broadcast networks, but rather Netflix, HBO or even Starz. Keep checking back for the latest updates on The Vampire Chronicles TV series.