Even though Bryan Fuller may no longer be the showrunner of American Gods, we’re very much happy to report that he’s got another show in development for the future.
In a new post on Facebook, Christopher Rice, (who is the son of Anne Rice) revealed that he, his mother, and Fuller are collaborating on a new series based on the character Lestat, one famously played by Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire. Here’s just a small sample of what he had to say.
For a year now, my mother and I have had the joy of working with creative partners at Paramount Television and Anonymous Content who share our vision for a prestigious, long-form, high quality and high production value television series focusing on the journey of the immortal Lestat as he travels the lengths of the vampire world detailed in The Vampire Chronicles … Almost instantly after we sold the rights last April, we knew we were working with some of the finest producers television had to offer. And those producers knew that Bryan would be a perfect addition to our creative team.”
We really do think that there is nobody more perfect to take on some of Anne Rice’s work than Fuller, mostly just because of the outstanding talent and commitment that he’s shown in some of his other projects. He takes risks, he challenges viewers, and delivers a visual and emotional spectacle unlike any that we’ve ever seen before. That is exactly what is needed for a character like Lestat.
With his exit from American Gods in mind Fuller can focus on this while also looking towards other future projects — finding a new home for Hannibal also remains a possibility, especially since the contract with Amazon is now up and the show’s rights can be taken anywhere. More than likely a Hannibal season 4 is a project that is years down the road, but we feel like in due time there are going to be some opportunities to make it happen.
Meanwhile, the potential Anne Rice – Lestat series is still in the early stages, given that there is no network firmly attached as of yet.
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