Paramount TV and Anonymous Content options rights to Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" books

Source: Official Vampire Chronicles FB/Press Release

Official Vampire Chronicles FB/Press Release
It was just announced today (April 28) on the Official Vampire Chronicles Facebook Page, that Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to 11 books from Anne Rice's best-selling series, "The Vampire Chronicles."

Christopher Rice, four-time New York Times Bestselling author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award will be penning the series and serve as an executive producer. He will be joining his mother, Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content's David Kanter and Steve Golin.

"The Vampire Chronicles" is the latest project between the partnership of Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, which they have a first-look production deal for scripted TV programming across broadcast, premium, cable, cable and online audiences.

The deal was negotiated by David Goldman and Erika Kirkwood for Paramount TV, Creative Artists Agency, Christine Cuddy of Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo LLP on behalf of Anne and Christopher Rice.

Amy Powell, President of Paramount commented this about the deal:
It is undeniable that Anne Rice has created the paradigm in which all vampire stories are measured against. The rich and vast world she has created with ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ is unmatched and sophisticated with 90’s gothic undertones that will be perfectly suited to captivate audiences,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “The series is full of compelling characters led by Lestat, arguably one of the greatest original characters, literary or otherwise. We are thrilled to collaborate with Anne, Christopher and the team at Anonymous Content on this epic series. 
So can't wait to learn more about the show and who will be starring as the iconic characters. As we wait on the edge of our seats, share in the comments who you would like to see play Lestat? Here's a quick history lesson, past stars who played the iconic character in the films were Tom Cruise in "Interview with the Vampire" and Stuart Townsend in "Queen of the Damned." Now who will play him on the small screen?