Bryan Fuller has joined the writing team for The Vampire Chronicles television series, based on the books by Anne Rice. Her son Christopher Rice made the announcement on his Facebook page earlier today. This is exciting news for fans of the book series.
Fuller’s resume include fan favorite Hannibal, and 2017 hit Starz series, American Gods, which he left last November. According to Entertainment Weekly, Fuller expressed to Christopher his desires to adapt the vampire novels on Rice’s podcast, Dinner Party Show. As a teenager, Fuller called Anne Rice to express his interest in adapting the first book, Interview With a Vampire. Rice directed him to the film producers who told Fuller, he was too young for the project. Years later, Fuller is fulfilling his dream.
The Vampire Chronicles adaptation was picked up by Paramount Television (formerly Spike TV) and Anonymous Content in April 2017. The series will cover 11 of the 17 Vampire Chronicle books. It will focus on Lestat, the antihero of the book series. Most of the books are about Lestat’s journey and are told from his point of view. And this isn’t our first time seeing him on the screen. Interview With a Vampire was adapted into a feature film in 1994. The film starred Tom Cruise as Lestat and Brad Pitt as the narrator and vampire, Louis. The third book, The Queen of the Damned was also made into a feature film in 2002 and starred Stuart Townsend as Lestat and the late R&B singer Aaliyah as the title character.
For now, Fuller will only be involved in the early stages of the series. Considering his passion for the books, I really hope he stays on full time. Currently, Anne Rice is serving as executive producer and Christopher Rice will be the main writer and showrunner. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see how this series comes to life. Stay tuned to Geek Girl Authority for the latest on this project!