The CW's The Vampire Diaries is coming to an end in March after eight long seasons. But another show based on vampires is in the works and it would be the perfect replacement for The Vampire Diaries.
Author Anne Rice revealed in a Facebook post on Sunday that she has the theatrical rights and is developing a television pilot script that will be a "faithful rendering" of the book series. Universal Studios and Imagine Entertainment had earlier planned to develop motion pictures from the series, but it did not work out.
"Over the years you all have told me how much you want to see a 'Game of Thrones' style faithful rendering of this material, and how much you want for the series to remain in my control. Well, I have heard you," she wrote, adding that the story will begin with The Vampire Lestat.
The Vampire Chronicles is a series of novels that revolves around fictional character Lestat de Lioncourt, who is a French nobleman turned into a vampire. The story is set in the late 18th century to the late 1980s, and it follows the life of Lestat from his beginnings in the countryside of Auvergne in France to the events that end with him getting turned into a vampire.
The Vampire Lestat is the second novel in the series. Interview with the Vampire, the first novel, was adapted for the big screens and starred Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The third book, Queen of the Damned, was also made into a film starring Stuart Townsend and singer Aaliyah.
"A television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe. In this the new Golden Age of television, such a series is THE way to let the entire story of the vampires unfold," wrote Rice.
A new book in The Vampire Chronicles series titled Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis will be released on Tuesday, November 29.