"We are hoping he chooses to stay on and potentially showrun".
Anne Rice fans, rejoice (and Hannibal fans, too, for that matter): Bryan Fuller, who knows a thing or two about cranking up the atmosphere to wickedly tense effect, is on board for the pilot episode of the new Vampire Chronicles TV series that Anne Rice and her son, Christopher, are developing with Paramount.
Fuller's involvement with the project was revealed by Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television and Digital Entertainment, in a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The first novel was famously adapted in 1994 as a hit film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The adaptation resulted in critical and financial success, with co-star Kirsten Dunst earning herself a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Golden Globe Awards at only 12 years old.
There is no release date or casting information for the TV adaptation of the series. Fuller is also working on a reboot of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, but after leaving American Gods past year, he could take on the Vampire Chronicles full time. "The series is full of compelling characters led by Lestat, arguably one of the greatest original characters, literary or otherwise". 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. For a year now, my mother and I have had the joy of working with creative partners at Paramount Television and Anonymous Content who share our vision for a prestigious, long-form, high quality and high production value television series focusing on the journey of the immortal Lestat as he travels the lengths of the vampire world detailed in The Vampire Chronicles.
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Fuller appears as the ideal choice since he's known for doing blood and gore into an art form.
The Rices will co-executive produce the series alongside David Kanter and Steve Golin of Anonymous.
Stay tuned for details about The Vampire Chronicles.