The Anne Rice book series “The Vampire Chronicles,” which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, has been optioned for a TV series by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, the companies announced today.
The deal covers rights to 11 books from the series.
“Christopher Rice, four-time New York Times Bestselling author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, will pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin,” the companies announced.
Said Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV: “It is undeniable that Anne Rice has created the paradigm against which all vampire stories are measured. The rich and vast world she has created with ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ is unmatched and sophisticated with ’90s gothic undertones that will be perfectly suited to captivate audiences. The series is full of compelling characters led by Lestat, arguably one of the greatest original characters, literary or otherwise. We are thrilled to collaborate with Anne, Christopher and the team at Anonymous Content on this epic series.”