Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” Gets Optioned by Paramount for an Upcoming TV Adaptation

The Vampire Chronicles

Exciting news for fans of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles! The long-awaited TV adaptation of Anne Rice’s best-selling novels is finally moving forward! According to Rice’s Facebook page, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 11 books from the series with the intent of creating a Game of Thrones style adaptation. Paramount’s most recent accolades include premium cable series “True Detective,” “Quarry,” and “The Knick.” In a statement, Rice reveals her enthusiasm to work with Paramount TV.

“In this unique golden age of television, I couldn’t ask for a finer or more passionate team to help bring my beloved vampire hero, Lestat, alive in a series of the highest quality. This is a dream come true, both for me and for Christopher and for the fans who have been asking to see the Brat Prince in this medium for years.”

Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles

Speaking of Christopher, Anne Rice’s son is set to pen the series and act as an executive producer alongside his mother and Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin. An accomplished author in his own right, Christopher Rice is both a four-time New York Times best-selling author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award. Christopher is just as excited about working with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content as his mother.

“The first great day for me on this project was when my mother asked me to partner with her on it. The second, is the announcement of this thrilling partnership with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. For decades now fans of ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ have been clamoring for a long-form television adaptation of this galaxy of content.

Just a glance at the libraries of these two innovative, groundbreaking companies makes clear why they’re perfectly suited to granting this wish. Add to that their passion and enthusiasm for the long term vision Mom and I share for this series, and we’re confident this exciting deal will result in many excellent things for Lestat in the universe of television.”

There is currently no additional news about the upcoming TV adaptation of The ‘Vampire Chronicles’. That said, now that the series has found a home with Paramount TV, news about where the series will end up being broadcast from along with casting decisions (and rumors) should be forthcoming.

So, what are your thoughts about the upcoming TV adaptation of The Vampire Chronicles? Are you confident that the Rice duo will ensure that Paramount TV does Lestat and company justice? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to DFTG for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier3026 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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