Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” series is no longer in the works at Hulu, an individual with knowledge of the situation tells TheWrap.
We’re told the streaming service passed on the potential series and that the rights deal between the Rices and Anonymous Content and Paramount Television, the production companies behind the project, has expired.
The long-gestating series from Anne Rice and her son Christopher Rice landed at Hulu in July 2018, with the two set to executive produce alongside Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content optioned the rights to 11 of Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles” books for adaptation in 2017, one year after Rice began developing the project.
The author previously revealed the series will begin with the story told in “The Vampire Lestat” and be an entirely open-ended tale that could span multiple seasons.
Rice is a New York Times best-selling author of over 30 titles. Her first novel “Interview with the Vampire” was published in 1976 and has become one of the bestselling novels worldwide and was the basis for the 1994 film of the same name, starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas.
Representatives for Rice, Hulu, Anonymous Content and Paramount TV did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Variety first reported the news that the series had been dropped by Hulu.