A ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Series Is Coming to TV if Anne Rice Gets Her Way
With The Vampire Diaries wrapping up this spring, there’s about to be a serious absence of sexy vampires on TV.
While the CW hopes to fill that void with a Lost Boys reboot, the original author of sexy, gorgeous vampires is hard at work on a huge challenger.
Anne Rice — of Interview With the Vampire fame — is planning to bring the vampire Lestat to television screens near you.
The Vampire Chronicles writer made the big announcement on Facebook this Saturday, November 26.
“The theatrical rights to the Vampire Chronicles are once again in my hands, free and clear!” the 75-year-old wrote. “I could not be more excited about this!”
We’re just as excited, because Anne has huge plans.
“A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe,” she explains of her long-running series.
“In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold.”
The prolific writer will have help with her big TV undertaking from her son Christopher Rice, who will eventually serve as an executive producer on the still-in-development show.
The mother-son pair are already working on a pilot script, along with a juicy series outline.
“We will likely begin with The Vampire Lestat and move on from there,” Anne confirms.
The character Lestat was famously played by Tom Cruise in 1994’s Academy Award-nominated Interview With the Vampire.
Charlize Theron’s ex-boyfriend Stuart Townsend filled the seductive role in 2002’s Queen of the Damned.
Has Anne revealed which lucky hunk will don Lestat’s wig next?
Unfortunately, casting is still totally up in the air, since the Vampire Chronicles series doesn’t even have a network to call home yet.
Until then, we’ll keep our fingers crossed Ian Somerhalder is up to play another fanged babe.