I don’t go much for the fantasy genre or for horror films, but I loooove me some vampires. The best vampire movie ever is Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire. Now we’re being treated to more.
According to Deadline.com, AMC Networks has reached a deal to acquire Anne Rice’s major literary works, The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches, for series development.
The Vampire Chronicles series encompasses 18 titles, including Interview With The Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned and The Witching Hour.
Under the deal, first reported by Variety, AMC Networks will hold the comprehensive rights for the IP to develop for its own television networks and streaming services under the AMC Studios umbrella, as well as external partner licensing, with Anne Rice and son Christopher Rice serving as executive producers on all series and films. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Together, The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair series have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.