Bryan Fuller is working on a 'Lestat' TV show with Anne Rice

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We'll keep you posted for future updates about the Vampire Chronicles TV show here on Epicstream.

"We bought 11 novels as part of the Vampire Chronicles initiative", Paramount president Amy Powell told The Hollywood Reporter.

Paramount TV optioned all 11 books previous year, with Rice serving as an executive producer and her son, Christopher Rice, serving as the show's main writer and showrunner. "It's our great pleasure to officially announce that Bryan has become a member of the creative family working to bring the story of the vampire Lestat to television", he wrote, sharing a amusing anecdote about Fuller's longtime obsession with his mother's work.

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, the creative force behind such fan-favorite series as Pushing Daisies, Hannibal, American Gods and Star Trek: Discovery, is a solid choice.

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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.

Anne Rice's son and collaborator on the project, Christopher Rice, revealed the news with an unbelievable anecdote on Facebook, sharing that when he was just a teenager, Fuller had looked Rice up in the phone book and told her he had a dream of adapting her books for the screen one day.

The Vampire Chronicles follows Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman turned vampire, most notably portrayed by Tom Cruise in the 1994 (Fuller-less) film adaptation of Interview With The Vampire, the first book of the series. He went on: "Almost instantly after we sold the rights last April, we knew we were working with some of the finest producers television had to offer". The co-creator of Discovery, he left the television revival before it debuted previous year.

There is no release date or casting information for the TV adaptation of the series.

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