Hulu Nabs “The Vampire Chronicles” Series

Hulu has beaten out several rivals to obtain the TV rights to “The Vampire Chronicles” TV series which has been in development in recent months.

Last year Paramount Television and Anonymous Content optioned the rights to the eleven books in Anne Rice’s novel series and began developing it with her and her son Christopher Rice. Both Rices, David Kanter and Steve Golin will executive produce, but no timetable regarding production or airing has yet been set.

The books center around 18th century French nobleman Lestat de Lioncourt who becomes a vampire. The first book was previously adapted into the acclaimed 1994 Neil Jordan film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt which became a massive box-office success.

Parts of the second book “The Vampire Lestat” and the third “Queen of the Damned” were combined into the less well-received 2002 film “Queen of the Damned” starring Stuart Townsend and the late Aaliyah. A fourth film based on “The Tale of the Body Thief” was in development at one point but didn’t come together.

“Hannibal” and “Pushing Daisies” showrunner Bryan Fuller was attached as well back in January and then exited the project in May.

Source: The Live Feed