Anne Rice, the author of the influential series of novels “The Vampire Chronicles,” is developing the books into a TV series.
The series has already been the source of two film adaptations, “Interview With the Vampire” in 1994 and “Queen of the Damned” in 2002. The series revolves around the central character Lestat.
Rice announced her plans on Facebook, revealing that she has regained the rights to the series.
“The theatrical rights to the Vampire Chronicles are once again in my hands, free and clear!” Rice wrote. “I could not be more excited about this! — A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe.”
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment had acquired the film rights to the book series in 2014. Rice, however, became convinced that the stories belong on TV.
“In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold,” Rice wrote in her Facebook post. “My son Christopher Rice and I will be developing a pilot script and a detailed outline for an open ended series, faithfully presenting Lestat’s story as it is told in the books, complete with the many situations that readers expect to see. We will likely begin with ‘The Vampire Lestat’ and move on from there.”
Christopher Rice and Anne Rice will both executive produce the project, according to the post.