Bryan Fuller has officially moved on.
Hannibal and American Gods veteran Bryan Fuller is working with novelist Anne Rice and her son Christopher Rice on the planned television adaptation of The Vampire Chronicles. Christopher Rice, who is also writing the series, made the announcement regarding Fuller via the show's Facebook page in a lengthy post. But for now, please help us welcome this brilliant and wildly talented force to Team Vampire Chronicles. Fuller has recently traded in his reputation for running shows that get canceled to straight up running from shows altogether, having abandoned both Star Trek: Discovery and American Gods.
Speaking to The Hollwood Reporter, Paramount TV president Amy Powell said they are hoping Fuller will stay on beyond the pilot, potentially as showrunner.
For months now, we've been developing written material that focuses Lestat's story for television while also delivering on the promises Mom made to her fans past year when she first announced her intentions for the show. The series sprawls over several years and characters, but it mainly follows Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman who was turned into a vampire in the 18th century.
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.
Overall, we're pretty excited Interview With The Vampire was a great film starring Tom Cruise as Lestat, it also had Brad Pitt and a very young Kristen Dunst involved if you haven't seen it we totally recommend checking it out here!
There is no release date or casting information for the TV adaptation of the series. Stuart Townsend then played him in the 2002 adaptation of The Queen of the Damned.