Is there a chance we'll be seeing a fresh set of vamps on our TV screens soon? Well, if famed author Anne Rice has anything to say about it, it's a definite possibility.
The novelist shared on Facebook today that she would be highly interested in bringing her famous Vampire Chronicles series to the small screen now that she has regained the rights to it. "A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe. In this new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold," she wrote.
I couldn't agree more, and I'm sure there are legions of fans out there who feel the same. There have been two cinematic adaptations of her Chronicles: the 1994 film Interview with the Vampire starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, as well as 2002's Queen of the Damned starring late singer Aaliyah. Rice mentioned another genre-heavy smash hit, HBO's Game of Thrones, as inspiration for the style of adaptation she'd like to see her work take. She is currently working on a pilot screenplay with her son, Christopher Rice, and she is reportedly using the second novel in the series, The Vampire Lestat, as a starting off point for the series.
No word yet on when she expects to finish or which networks the screenplay may be shopped around at (although I'm definitely rooting for an HBO, Netflix, or Hulu scenario in order to avoid a PG, stripped-down version), but we here at Voice of TV will keep you updated with any developments about this exciting new project!