After departing the second season of Starz’s American Gods adaptation, Bryan Fuller has moved on to become a part of The Vampire Chronicles, an adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel series.
Last year Rice and her son Christopher partnered with Paramount and Anonymous Content to develop the series. Christopher Rice, who is also writing the series, made the announcement regarding Fuller via the show’s Facebook page in a lengthy post. Adapting The Vampire Chronicles for TV has been a longtime dream of Fuller’s and now he has gotten his chance to it.
“It’s our great pleasure to officially announce that Bryan has become a member of the creative family working to bring the story of the vampire Lestat to television,” Rice said in part of the post. “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.”
The Rices will co-executive produce the series alongside David Kanter and Steve Golin of Anonymous. It is unknown right now if Fuller is joining the series as a writer, producer or the showrunner.
Fuller was showrunning American Gods with Michael Green until both left the second season due to purported budget cuts and creative differences. He was in a similar situation with CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, being the showrunner and writer of that series until leaving over creative differences. He is currently rebooting Amazing Stories for Apple and has kept teasing a potential fourth season of Hannibal.
Rice’s novels have been adapted to film before, first with An Interview with a Vampire in 1994 starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst and then in 2002 with Queen of the Damned starring Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend.