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AMC Sinks Its Teeth Into the Rights to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles & Mayfair Witches Trilogy

Blood-curdling vampire terror is coming soon to a television near you.

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Horror fans have received a number of exciting TV teaser treats in recent weeks, from clues about American Horror Story season 10 to a fresh trailer for Lovecraft Country. If you're hungry for more breaking horror news, then we've got some fresh blood for you: AMC just acquired the rights to Anne Rice's sweeping Vampire Chronicles series. Rice's horror novels center on Lestat de Lioncourt, an 18th-century French nobleman who lives on as a bloodthirsty vampire. The first book in Rice's series is the well-known Interview with the Vampire, which was made into the 1994 film of the same name starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.

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AMC also acquired the rights to Rice's popular trilogy, The Lives of the Mayfair Witches. In these novels, readers follow a gifted family of witches through the centuries and their tangled relationship with a demonic spirit. Crossover novels link Rice's two sagas, making Witches part of the Vampires universe. 

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News of the acquisition is fresh, so we don't have a lot of additional details about the prospective project or projects. However, Rolin Jones—notable for his work on Friday Night Lights and the upcoming Perry Mason series on HBO—is slated to be involved with some of the upcoming adaptations of Rice's catalog. Additionally, Anne Rice and her son Christopher are set to serve as executive producers.

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Hungry for vampire horror or a witchy new read? Get your hands on Interview with the Vampire or the Mayfair Witches bundle below and start reading today!

Featured still from "Interview With the Vampire" via Geffen Pictures