After regaining the rights to her Vampire Chronicles book series back in 2016, Anne Rice and her son, fellow novelist Christopher Rice, have been looking to bring Lestat to life on the small screen, and now they're heading to Hulu with the anticipated adaptation.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals the news of Vampire Chronicles being picked up by Hulu, reporting that the series is now in development at the streaming service.

Based on the popular book series (the newest addition, Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat comes out this October), the first script for the Vampire Chronicles was penned by Anne and Christopher. The mother-son duo will also executive produce the project with David Kanter and Steve Golin from Anonymous Content, who, along with Paramount Television, picked up the rights to option 11 novels from Rice's book series back in 2017.

Bryan Fuller (NBC's Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) was previously on board the Vampire Chronicles series to help develop it with Anne and Christopher, but he amicably left the project several months ago.

This won't be the first time Rice's books were adapted for the screen, as two feature films based on The Vampire ChroniclesInterview with the Vampire and Queen of the Damned—were previously released by Warner Bros.

We'll still have to wait and see if Hulu will move forward on a series order for Vampire Chronicles, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on the latest announcements. While no further details on the series have been revealed at this time, in a recent post on Anne Rice's official Facebook page, Christopher hints that there will be more news to come in the near future:

"Christopher here with some exciting news to share about our TV series. THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES is coming in for a landing at Hulu, the Emmy-winning broadcaster that brought us one of the most seminal literary TV adaptation of our time, "The Handmaid's Tale". There will be many more announcements in the weeks to come, but we wanted to bring you this exciting news right away."

Source: THR
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