We’ve just learned that Bryan Fuller has not only left the production of Anne Rice‘s ‘The Vampire Chronicles‘ but did so back in February. This producer has been leaving shows left and right as of late such as ‘American Gods‘ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ though it seemed as if this would be the perfect fit for Fuller’s work. As he has shown in ‘Hannibal‘, television is a great format for artistic horror and ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ would have been the perfect way to demonstrate that.
Not all of the news about production for the series is bad though. Christopher Rice, Anne’s son and Executive Producer for the series shared a juicy little tidbit that should get everyone excited:
— Christopher Rice (@chrisricewriter) May 2, 2018
Yes, folks, the script for the series pilot episode is done. Not only that, but you’ll notice that there appears to have been a name change. No longer is ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ front and center here, but now it appears that it is going to be titled ‘The Vampire Lestat’!
As Lestat tends to be the primary figure in Rice’s work, this is a slightly more fitting name for the series. Not only that but as you can see the first episode is titled “Wolf Killer” which sounds like we’ll be starting things off before the events in ‘Interview with the Vampire’ and see how Lestat become one of the bloodsucking undead in the first place.
One would hazard a guess that we’ll be getting the story in chronological order which would likely put a season adaptation of ‘Interview with the Vampire’ in the second or third assuming a network picks up the show and it is a success with audiences.
Are you looking forward to ‘The Vampire Lestat’? Do you think an ongoing story based on Anne Rice’s classic works will resonate with today’s audience? Share your thoughts below!