Author Anne Rice has regained the rights to Vampire Chronicles. In a post on her Facebook page today, Rice revealed her plans to bring her book series to the small screen in a similar style to that of Game of Thrones.
“It is, more than ever, abundantly clear that television is where the vampires belong,” said Rice in celebration of regaining the theatrical rights to the Vampire Chronicles.
While Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment had optioned the book series, Rice noted that the plan didn’t work out. Instead, the Author hopes to resurrect the story for the small screen alongside her son Christopher Rice, who will be developing the pilot script and outlining the series. Both Rice and her son will be acting as executive producer. Anne Rice says she has plans to create a small screen adaptation ‘of the highest quality’ and notes that she will be taking on board fans hopes for a Game of Thrones style adaptation.
While information on the upcoming work is limited, Rice said the pair will be posting questions on her Facebook page in the coming days for reader input.
The news comes ahead of the tour for Anne Rice‘s newest book in the Vampire Chronicles series Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis.