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Hulu Not Biting for The Vampire Chronicles Series

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Hulu Not Biting for The Vampire Chronicles Series

Hulu doesn't bite for The Vampire Chronicles series

After nearly a year of development with Nashville's Dee Johnson as the show's showrunner, Hulu decided to spend the next adaptation of Anne Rice's classic gothic novel series, The Vampire Chronicles, according to Deadline.

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The Vampire Chronicles began with the 1976 Interview with the Vampire, which introduced readers to Louis, an 18th-century French colonial aristocrat in New Orleans who is turned into a bloodthirsty undead by the charismatic and dangerous Lestat. The sequel to the 1985 book The Vampire Lestat made the main character the protagonist, and subsequent books focused on his additional adventures, which included exploring the origins of vampires; an encounter with Satan; and, in the latest issue, a trip to Atlantis.

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content opted for the rights to the 11 books in the acclaimed series in 2017 and developed the series with creator Anne Rice and her son Christopher Rice. Anne and Christopher Rice would serve as executive producers of the series, with David Kanter and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content, with the streaming service acquiring it in July 2018. The program previously had Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, American Gods) acting as showrunner. before he left and was replaced by Johnson.

The first novel was previously adapted in the well-received 1994 movie Vampire Interview: The Vampire Chronicles, starring Brad Pitt (Ad Astra) as Louis, Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) as Lestat alongside Christian Slater ( Mr. Robot), Kirsten Dunst (becoming a god in central Florida), Antonio Banderas (pain and glory), Thandie Newton (Westworld) and more. A second adaptation of the later novels The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned took place freely in 2002, Queen of the Damned, which was widely criticized by critics but was a modest box office success.

O Facebook page For the novel he published a mysterious revelation a few weeks ago, written by Rice, his son Chris, and novelist Eric Shaw Quinn.

"To all the wonderful, loyal and firm supporters of this page and this program," said the post. "We realize it's been a while since we updated you. Let me assure you that beautifully exciting things are happening behind the scenes and look forward to talking to you about them. But at this particular moment, we swear to secrecy. At the moment, I assure you, MINUTE, we are free to discuss the latest developments, many of them the most exciting since we started working on it, we will do it and we will do it here. This page is not dead. Like Lestat, this project will live forever. We know your thirst and we , Lestat, and everyone else who shares the dark present, we will satisfy this thirst very soon.

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Vampire series rights were acquired by Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment, with the studio trying to start a movie franchise with the remake of the first book, Interview with a Vampire, and playing Josh Boone (New Mutants) to direct. Unfortunately, the series got stuck in production limbo and rights returned to Anne Rice. Rice and her son Christopher decided to take the series to television.

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