Hannibal and American Gods veteran Bryan Fuller is working with novelist Anne Rice and her son Christopher Rice on the planned television adaptation of The Vampire Chronicles.
Fuller's involvement with the project was revealed by Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television and Digital Entertainment, in a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "We bought 11 novels as part of the Vampire Chronicles initiative," she said. "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 is the writer and producer behind such as television series as Hannibal, American Gods and Star Trek: Discovery. The co-creator of Discovery, he left the television revival before it debuted last year. Fuller also exited American Gods with co-showrunner Michael Green in late November amid creative and budgetary disputes about the second season.
Debuting in 1976 with the beststelling Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Chronicles has spanned a dozen novels and four decades, telling the story of Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman who was turned into a vampire in the 18th century, and the people with whom his afterlife intersects. The first novel was famously adapted in 1994 as a hit film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. A loose, and far less successful, adaptation of Rice's 1988 book The Queen of the Damned followed in 2002. The most recent book in the series, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, was released in 2016.
There is no release date or casting information for the TV adaptation of the series.