Anne Rice Will Develop a TV Show Based on The Vampire Chronicles

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Anne Rice, acclaimed author and vampire populist, is giving America exactly what it wants: more TV and fresh blood.

Rice declared on Saturday, via a positively giddy Facebook post, that she and her son Christopher have acquired the theatrical rights to her Vampire Chronicles books and will be developing a TV pilot that is faithful to the series, “presenting Lestat’s story as it is told in the books, complete with the many situations that readers expect to see.”

According to Rice, the show will likely begin with events from the series’ second book, The Vampire Lestat, and continue from there. She and Christopher have every intention of being executive producers on the show.


In 2014, Universal and Imagine Entertainment acquired the film rights to the series, but Rice objected to the project on the ground that a vampiric TV show would be much better. Rice wrote to her fans on Saturday, “It is, more than ever, abundantly clear that television is where vampires belong.” And here I thought they belonged on Donald Trump’s presidential transition team.

“I have heard you. I have always heard you,” wrote Rice. “What you want is what I want.”

What I want is to binge watch this until I can’t remember my own name. Thank you, Anne Rice.

contributing writer, nights

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The show better be gay as fuck.

I’m still shocked at how many people don’t get how queer those books are.