Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

The Vampire Chronicles series finds a home at Hulu

The Vampire Chronicles series finds a home at Hulu

After a long and tumultuous journey, the TV adaptation of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles series has finally found a home.

Hulu scored The Vampire Chronicles in a tense battle against multiple outlets, and The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the streaming giant put the project into development shortly after the pick-up. Ultimately, Hulu beat out several of its rivals and has taken on the new vampire drama. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content optioned the rights to eleven books in the series back in April 2017. Bryan Fuller, who boarded the project in January as showrunner, has since exited and a search for a new showrunner is underway. Bryan Fuller was going to be the showrunner, but made a decision to give up the position so as not to incur the ire of Rice and her son, Christopher, both of whom are his longtime friends.

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Anne and Christopher will serve as executive producers on the show, as will David Kanter and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content. Christopher is also penning the episodes. The project is now searching for his replacement.

The rights to the vampire series were first picked up by Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment with the studio trying to start a film franchise with a remake of the first book, Interview with a Vampire, and tapping Josh Boone (New Mutants) to direct. Whether that's a good or bad thing remains to be seen, but we'll keep you updated as the project develops!

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