It’s been a good long while since we heard anything about the potential TV series based on Anne Rice’s beloved Vampire Chronicles novels, but a wonderfully exciting piece of news has emerged concerning one of our favourites.
There’s not a huge amount of info here, but here’s the quote in full:
“We bought 11 novels as part of the Vampire Chronicles initiative. Bryan Fuller is working with Anne Rice and [her son] Chris, who are writing the pilot. We are hoping he chooses to stay on and potentially showrun.”
Fuller recently departed American Gods along with his co-showrunner Michael Green over budgetary disagreements, so he could potentially have some room in his schedule. He’s also working on developing a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, and at some point we have faith that he’ll find a way to bring Hannibal back. We believe.
The Vampire Chronicles have been teetering on the brink of a new life on film and/or TV for some time now, with Josh Boone attached at one point. With such a wealth of material to work from and so many great characters, a TV series definitely makes sense, and it’s hard to think of a showrunner who’d enjoy the lush Gothic excess of the novels as much as Fuller. We’ve got our fingers crossed.
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