"The rich and vast world she has created with The Vampire Chronicles is unmatched and sophisticated with '90s gothic undertones that will be perfectly suited to captivate audiences", Powell shared with Deadline a year ago.
Amy Powell, the president of Paramount TV, hopes Fuller will decide to stay on and oversee the new vampire show on television. "It's our great pleasure to officially announce that Bryan has become a member of the creative family working to bring the story of the vampire Lestat to television", he wrote, sharing a amusing anecdote about Fuller's longtime obsession with his mother's work.
Fuller's attachment was also announced on The Vampire Chronicles' Facebook page, in which Chris Rice, Anne's son, tells a story about a young Fuller cold-calling Anne Rice as a teenager and telling her he would adapt her books one day. The project aims to bring the vampire Lestat's globe-trotting journey to the small screen, with a focus on providing "a prestigious, long-form, high quality and high production value" series.
Bryan Fuller isn't wasting any bloody time.
Fuller has not commented on his involvement yet, but a few fans took a tweet of his from a year ago as an opportunity to hope there was something in the works.
Today I'm thrilled to inform you that the young man of which I speak is Bryan Fuller, who grew up to be one of television's most innovative creative forces, responsible for such an incredible array of shows as HANNIBAL, DEAD LIKE ME and PUSHING DAISIES. "Almost instantly after we sold the rights last April, we knew we were working with some of the finest producers television had to offer".
As one of the most popular vampire series, there's a constant clamor for more adaptations of the books. The 2002 movie Queen Of The Damned combined plot elements from the second and third books, The Vampire Lestat and The Queen Of The Damned.