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The last time we touched on Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" was back in 2014 when it was announced that Rice had sold the entire oeuvre to Universal but in the years since that announcement, nothing has come of the sale and in late November, Rice reclaimed full rights to her work and announced that she had new plans for her vampires: TV.

At the time of the announcement, Rice rejoiced that "a television series of the highest quality is now my dream for Lestat, Louis, Armand, Marius and the entire tribe" and in the last month, she has begun trying to piece together the project and though there are no new notable announcements surrounding the development, Rice is doing her best to keep the project in the limelight.

Yesterday Rice conducted a 30 minute Q&A with fans of her Facebook page where she shared some ideas for the project and answered fan questions ranging on everything from casting to target audience. Among the tidbits of information gleamed from the Q&A are the fact that she's hoping to produce this on cable, the Mayfair witches will not make an appearance in the series since they are part of a different development deal and she expects the first season will cover "The Vampire Lestat."

Though she's hopeful they may start filming as early as this year, I doubt we're going to see anything in the near future - unless she has some ace up her sleeve she's not sharing with fans. At this point, this is all speculation and wishful thinking but I'm thrilled to see Rice is excited and wants to be deeply involved with the production.

TV has treated Rice well - the television version of "Feast of all Saints" is very good - and the sprawling nature of the chronicles has great potential for TV.

We'll be following the developments in the coming months but for now, we leave you with the video of the Q&A below.

Recommended Release: The Vampire Chronicles Collection, Volume 1

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