Bryan Fuller is working on the Vampire Chronicles TV series

  • Bryan Fuller is working on the Vampire Chronicles TV series

Bryan Fuller is working on the Vampire Chronicles TV series

Television writer and producer Bryan Fuller, shortly after announcing his departure from American Gods, has found a new project: Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.

Paramount TV optioned all 11 books past year, with Rice serving as an executive producer and her son, Christopher Rice, serving as the show's main writer and showrunner. According to Rice's Facebook post, the team has been developing the written material for Lestat's tale for a months now, and they hope to share more exciting developments with their fans in the months ahead. Fuller also wrote a Tweet to signify his commitment to the Rices.

Paramount TV and Anonymous Content gained the rights to 11 books in the series in April, which started in 1976 with the publication of Interview with the Vampire.

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. "The rich and vast world she has created with The Vampire Chronicles is unmatched and sophisticated with '90s gothic undertones that will be perfectly suited to captivate audiences", Powell shared with Deadline past year. In 2002, "Queen of the Damned" hit the big screen with Stuart Townsend assuming the iconic vampire character. He dug up the author's phone number and called her at home, apparently managing a friendly chat before (incredibly) being passed onto the producer who held the film rights.

Given Fuller's mastery of blending romance with the macabre, he makes the flawless choice to help develop this series. He was also the showrunner on "Hannibal" and "Dead Like Me". Adapting The Vampire Chronicles for TV has been a longtime dream of Fuller's and now he has gotten his chance to it. The second, is the announcement of this thrilling partnership with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount TV president Amy Powell was asked about the network's much-anticipated Vampire Chronicles series, which she is calling "the Vampire Chronicles initiative".