Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

Bryan Fuller to Help Bring 'The Vampire Chronicles' TV Series to Life

Bryan Fuller to Help Bring 'The Vampire Chronicles' TV Series to Life

Christopher shared an anecdote about one of Fuller's earliest interactions with the family and how his dream to be a part of an adaptation of The Vampire Chronicles has finally come true.

Television writer and producer Bryan Fuller, shortly after announcing his departure from American Gods, has found a new project: Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles. He's developing "The Vampire Chronicles" with Anne Rice, who finally chose to bring the vampire Lestat's story to the small screen.

To his astonishment, the author, my mother Anne Rice, answered the phone herself when he called, and when this young man declared his intentions to adapt her book for the big screen, she gave him the number of the producer in Hollywood who owned the rights.

On the heels of leaving Starz's American Gods, Bryan Fuller has signed on to bring another beloved piece of geek property to the small screen.

Fuller is now working on the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery, but is probably most known for his work Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, and more recently Hannibal (which I nearly wasn't even going to mention, because I am still grieving that particular loss).

Fuller has not commented on his involvement yet, but a few fans took a tweet of his from a year ago as an opportunity to hope there was something in the works.

Most famous among Rice's iconic Vampire novels is the series' first, Interview With the Vampire, which was adapted into a blockbuster 1994 film that starred Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, and earned a then-unknown Kirsten Dunst a Golden Globe nomination for her turn as the pair's once-bitten, adopted vampire daughter. Let us know in the comment below. Last year, Rice announced she had regained theatrical rights to her books and was working on developing a television series for them with her son.

There is no release date or casting information for the TV adaptation of the series. Stuart Townsend also played Lestat in 2002's Queen of the Damned.

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