A proposed TV series based on Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” novel series is no longer in the works at Hulu as it looks as though the author is cashing out. Rice and her team are reportedly shopping her intellectual property around again, but this time as a much larger overall package.
In a deal with an asking price of around $30-40 million (along with a $2.5 million buyout of WB rights), the buyer will receive the TV and film rights to the whole “The Vampire Chronicles” book series and Rice’s “Mayfair Witches” property in perpetuity.
The book series follows the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt who serves as hero, antihero, and narrator. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content had previously been attached to produce but their rights have expired. Paramount is still interested and is said to be among four bidders for the new package
She has also said she would develop a pilot script and detailed outline for a series with her son, Christopher Rice. Bryan Fuller was originally attached and left, later Dee Johnson took over as showrunner.