With Paramount Television and Anonymous Content having optioned the rights to Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, the small-screen adaptation has now found on home on Hulu.
Deadline broke the news, with the first season to be based around The Vampire Lestat, the second of Rice’s twelve-book (and counting!) series. Rice herself will executive produce, with her son Christopher on writing and executive producer duties.
The official blub on said second book reads:
Set in 18th century France, the story is told from the point of view of Lestat de Lioncourt, a young man desperate to break free from his life and become an actor in Paris. Of course, he ends up being turned into a vampire by Magnus.
Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles began life back in 1976 with Interview with the Vampire, and the most recent tale was 2016’s Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis. Later this year, Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat will continue the series. And that’s just the main series, for there are spinoffs of sorts in the New Tales of the Vampires and Lives of the Mayfair Witches stories, too.
Of course, The Vampire Chronicles has already been brought to big-screen life previously, with 1994’s adaptation of Interview with the Vampire starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, and Antonio Banderas. Then, 2002’s Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend-starring Queen of the Damned pulled inspiration from both The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned books.
As ever, expect more on this Hulu-housed The Vampire Chronicles as it develops.