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The Vampire Chronicles tv series

‘Vampire Chronicles’ Series in Development at Paramount TV, Anonymous Content


Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 11 books from Anne Rice’s best-selling series “The Vampire Chronicles,” Variety has learned.

Christopher Rice, Anne’s son and four-time New York Times Bestselling author in his own right, will write the series and serve as executive producer alongside his mother, as well as Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.
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Reply #1 posted 07/17/17 10:29am

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I hope they do justice to the novels.

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Reply #2 posted 07/17/17 10:57am

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purplethunder3121 said:

I hope they do justice to the novels.




I would hope so if her son's in charge of some things.

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Reply #3 posted 07/17/17 12:14pm

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Rice wrote to Faebook on Nov. 26, 2016.

“I could not be more excited about this! --- A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe. In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold. --- My son Christopher Rice and I will be developing a pilot script and a detailed outline for an open ended series, faithfully presenting Lestat’s story as it is told in the books, complete with the many situations that readers expect to see. We will likely begin with The Vampire Lestat and move on from there. ----- When we sit down finally to talk to producers, we will have a fully realized vision of this project with Christopher as the executive producer at the helm. I will also be an executive producer all the way. ---- Again, I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to be able to announce this. ---- As many of you know, Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment had optioned the series to develop motion pictures from it, and though we had the pleasure of working with many fine people in connection with this plan, it did not work out. It is, more than ever, abundantly clear that television is where the vampires belong. ---- Over the years you all have told me how much you want to see a Game of Thrones style faithful rendering of this material, and how much you want for the series to remain in my control. Well, I have heard you. I have always heard you. What you want is what I want. --- You, the readers, made these books a success before any movie was ever made based on them, and I will never forget that fact. ---- Christopher and I will be posting many questions on the page for your input in the days to come. ----- I am filled with optimism this morning about the future for my beloved Brat Prince. What better way to start a tour for the new book!"

Rice’s vampire book series told the tale of bloodsuckers Lestat de Lioncourt, Louis, the ever-young Claudia, Armand, Marius and the cast of the Theatres des Vampires. The series currently consists of 11 books, which started with Interview with the Vampire. The 12th book, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, will be published on Nov. 29.
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I'm behind on the series, I must catch up and let my inner teenage girl sparkle.


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Reply #4 posted 07/17/17 12:28pm

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Hope it dosen't suck

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kpowers said:

Hope it dosen't suck

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Duuuuuuuuuuuuud..... giggle

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Reply #7 posted 07/17/17 3:37pm

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As adorable as he is, the teenaged girl in me gets all doey-eyed remembering.


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I understand this is Anne Rice's choice for Lestat. I don't know who he is. I'm not sure, maybe.


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Her supposed choices for Louis and Marius.


Anne Rice Reveals Dream Cast for 'Vampire Chronicles' TV Show

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Where my fingers lead.


Anne signing in. Let's keep talking about casting because it's fun and every time we have one of these threads I learn new things about how readers feel about Lestat.---- Lestat to me is powerful, physically strong enough even as a human to carry a 110 lb wolf down a snowy mountain. He is pretty as well as beautiful, has very large blue eyes and a full sensuous mouth, and a firm chin. He's tall. He has a bit of mischief in his personality. He's athletic and graceful. Fel...

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might as well post the rest of what Anne said.



Feline grace is mentioned in the first novel. --- I'm not sure that he should be played by an actor with a decided accent, but if he is, I think the accent should sound French, or come close to it. What fascinates me in this film clip is that Kivanc's Turkish accent sounds decidedly French to my ear. For me, Lestat's demeanor matters, and his voice matters. I don't think the actor has to be a singer, but it's interesting that Kivanc is a singer. As for acting experience, Kivanc has a long list of credits on IMDB, but all the work is Turkish. --- The age of the actor matters to me. Lestat is twenty one when made a vampire. So I feel we need an actor who looks that young even though he may not be. (Note: in our time males are still in adolescence and changing physically right up to the age of thirty). ------ Feel free to discuss in any way; to argue; to bring pix of other actors to the page; to talk about how you view the character. And if you recommend an actor, feel free to tell us why you made the pic, and how you see this actor as Lestat. ---- We're over a year away from casting most likely. So like I said it's fun. It will be less fun when we get closer. As I see this series, Lestat is the backbone. Everything depends on him, and on getting him right. ---- Well, guys... I hope you'll post. And know this; I read all your comments. I'm grateful for every single one of them. Never fear you are not being read here. I'm eager to read all that you have to say.

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Actors Who Could Play the Vampire Lestat

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Tom Hiddleston
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Benedict Cumberbatch
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Reply #15 posted 07/17/17 4:41pm

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Though it isn't possible since he already plays a vampire in somebody elses series, but to me he would be an ideal Lestat.


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