Though the recent season of The Handmaid’s Tale just wrapped up, Hulu is about to become even bloodier. Our favorite vampire Lestat is making his way to the screen as the award-winning network will adapt Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles.
The series made its debut in 1976 with the release of Interview With the Vampire and has since amassed 12 books chronicling the bloody adventures of the French aristocrat Louis, a newly-turned vampire who finds himself following a murderous path drawn by the charming and cunning vampire, Lestat.
The author’s son, Christopher Rice, took to Facebook to announce the good news. “There will be many more announcements in the weeks to come, but we wanted to bring you this exciting news right away,” he wrote.
Christopher Rice will serve as an executive producer on the series alongside David Kanter and Steve Golin, Deadline reports.
Fans of Hannibal, a popular TV series which also features a murderous duo, got their hopes up when series creator Bryan Fuller initially signed on as showrunner earlier this year before the series was officially picked up. Unfortunately, Fuller has since dropped out (hopefully to work on a Hannibal revival) and the network is currently looking for a new showrunner to fill the gap.
Future details regarding casting and an expected release date is yet to be released.
Feature image of ‘Interview With the Vampire’ courtesy of Geffen Pictures