But he is helping Anne and Chris Rice write the pilot, and it's hard to imagine a better marriage of personal quirks and source material.
Bryan Fuller has apparently found a new project after departing both Star Trek: Discovery and American Gods. But for now, please help us welcome this brilliant and wildly talented force to Team Vampire Chronicles. He also is the narrator of many of her novels, including The Vampire Lestat. The series sprawls over several years and characters, but it mainly follows Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman who was turned into a vampire in the 18th century.
Most famous among Rice's iconic Vampire novels is the series' first, Interview With the Vampire, which was adapted into a blockbuster 1994 film that starred Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, and earned a then-unknown Kirsten Dunst a Golden Globe nomination for her turn as the pair's once-bitten, adopted vampire daughter.
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The illness is unreleated and while he's officially listed as "questionable", the dude is going to play. It's a work of genius and one I will personally hold against Nick Greene until the sun burns out.
Anne Rice's son and collaborator on the project, Christopher Rice, revealed the news with an unbelievable anecdote on Facebook, sharing that when he was just a teenager, Fuller had looked Rice up in the phone book and told her he had a dream of adapting her books for the screen one day. Paramount TV optioned all 11 books past year, with Rice serving as an executive producer and her son, Christopher Rice, serving as the show's main writer and showrunner. And those producers knew that Bryan would be a flawless addition to our creative team. Stuart Townsend also played Lestat in 2002's Queen of the Damned.
No word yet on a network, casting or timeframe, but we'd be shocked if a network doesn't pick this up especially with the fan base behind Anne Rice and Bryan Fuller has proven to be great at taking books to tv especially if Season 1 of American God's was any indication.