It’s been over a decade since Anne Rice’s vampires have graced the screen in Queen Of The Damned, a lackluster adaptation and follow-up to the far more popular Interview With A Vampire in 1994. Universal had purchased the rights to Rice’s vampire stories in 2014, but nothing seemed to come from it. Now, in a new post on her Facebook page, Rice confirms that the series is back in her hands and she has big plans for Lestat and the other vampires in the near future:
The theatrical rights to the Vampire Chronicles are once again in my hands, free and clear! 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. In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold. — 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. —– When we sit down finally to talk to producers, we will have a fully realized vision of this project with Christopher as the executive producer at the helm. I will also be an executive producer all the way.