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Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Option Rights to ‘THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES’

April 30, 2017

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Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have announced that they’ve optioned the rights to 11 books from acclaimed author Anne Rice’s bestselling series, THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES. Christopher Rice, four time New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, will write the series and serve as executive producer alongside Rice, and Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.

Amy Powell, President of Paramount TV said:

“It is undeniable that Anne Rice has created the paradigm against which all vampire stories are measured. The rich and vast world she has created with THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES is unmatched and sophisticated with 90s gothic undertones that will be perfectly suited to captivate audiences. The series is full of compelling characters led by Lestat, arguably one of the greatest original characters, literary or otherwise. We are thrilled to collaborate with Anne, Christopher and the team at Anonymous Content on this epic series.”

David Kanter from Anonymous Content said:

“Together with our partners at Paramount Television, we are embarking on a fantastic journey with Anne and Christopher Rice to bring Anne’s unparalleled imagination to television at the moment when the medium is experiencing a global apex in the demand for the most outstanding, exciting and heightened premium dramatic programming. THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES, in its entirety, is not only a phenomenally complex universe of story-telling, it is also a world-wide readership whose connections to the books and their author are deep and abiding. It is a tremendous responsibility to help bring the books to television, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity.”

Rice said:

“I’m thrilled beyond words to be working with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content– known for extraordinary cutting edge series such as TRUE DETECTIVE, QUARRY and THE KNICK. In this unique golden age of television, I couldn’t ask for a finer or more passionate team to help bring my beloved vampire hero, Lestat, alive in a series of the highest quality. This is a dream come true, both for me and for Christopher and for the fans who have been asking to see the Brat Prince in this medium for years.”

Christopher Rice said:

“The first great day for me on this project was when my mother asked me to partner with her on it. The second, is the announcement of this thrilling partnership with Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. For decades now fans of THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES have been clamoring for a long-form television adaption of this galaxy of content. Just a glance at the libraries of these two innovative, groundbreaking companies makes clear why they’re perfectly suited to granting this wish. Add to their passion and enthusiasm for the long term vision Mom and I share for this series, and we’re confident this exciting deal will result in many excellent things for Lestat in the universe of television.”

 

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