Sink your fangs into this, vampire fans. According to this article from NME a show based on Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicleswill begin filming later this year. The series is being adapted for Hulu with the direct involvement from author Rice and her son Christopher, scheduled to begin shooting sometime in September.
Not much is know about the actual production yet but it should center on the vampire Lestat, the anti-hero protagonist of the book series and his partner Louis, who Lestat turns in the first novel, Interview with the Vampire. With Anne Rice’s direct involvement, fans should expect to see a faithful adaptation of the series brought to life on Hulu. We’re excited to ram a stake into this new show, which will be surely endlessly binge worthy. We’ll keep you updated on further developments!
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, Deadlinereports.
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