Oh, and a gentleman named Bryan Fuller is now involved.
Paramount television president Amy Powell told The Hollywood Reporter that the man known for Hannibal and Pushing Daisies is working on the upcoming TV adaptation of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles novels.
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 may have just exited American Gods as the co-showrunner in November, but he's wasted no time in setting up his next project.
Notable blood-thirster Bryan Fuller is working on the pilot for Paramount's new series based on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles books, and there are hopes he'll stay on the show for good. But for now, please help us welcome this brilliant and wildly talented force to Team Vampire Chronicles.
For months now, we've been developing written material that focuses Lestat's story for television while also delivering on the promises Mom made to her fans previous year when she first announced her intentions for the show.
Fuller was showrunning American Gods with Michael Green until both left the second season due to purported budget cuts and creative differences. 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.
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.
There is no release date or casting information for the TV adaptation of the series. The most recent book in the series, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, was released in 2016.