The Vampire Chronicles TV Series heads to Hulu
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that The Vampire Chronicles TV series has been picked up by Hulu. Beating out other outlets for the TV rights, Hulu has quickly put The Vampire Chronicles into development.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content optioned the rights to the 11 books from the acclaimed series last year and have been developing the series with creator Anne Rice and her son, Christopher Rice. Both Anne and Christopher Rice will serve as executive producers to the new Hulu series with David Kanter and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content. No official time table for its premiere has been announced.
The rights to the vampire series were first picked up by Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment with the studio trying to start a film franchise with a remake of the first book, Interview with a Vampire, and tapping Josh Boone (New Mutants) to direct. Unfortunately, the series was stuck in production limbo and the rights reverted back to Anne Rice. Rice and her son Christopher then decided to bring the series to television.
Anne Rice’s novels have previously been adapted into movies with Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst starring in the 1994 film Interview with the Vampire, and the 2002 movie Queen of the Damned, featuring Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend.
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