Anti-austerity protests in Tunisia's capital
The unemployment rate at the end of a year ago amounted to more than 15 percent, the annual inflation rate was 6.4 percent. The fresh protests draw on anger over price and tax increases included in this year's budget that took effect on January 1.
Said Anne Rice: "In this unique golden age of television, I couldn't ask for a finer or more passionate team to help bring my beloved vampire hero, Lestat, alive in a series of the highest quality".
Anne Rice's son and collaborator on the project, Christopher Rice, revealed the news with an fantastic anecdote on Facebook, sharing that when he was just a teenager, Fuller had looked Rice up in the phone book and told her he had a dream of adapting her books for the screen one day. "Today", Christopher wrote, "I'm thrilled to inform you that the young man of which I speak is Bryan Fuller, who grew up to be one of television's most innovative creative forces..." The co-creator of Discovery, he left the television revival before it debuted previous year. The first novel was famously adapted in 1994 as a hit film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Stuart Townsend also played Lestat in 2002's Queen of the Damned.
In the years since that adaptation, the Twilight series and True Blood series have both proven just how effective and exciting stories of love and vampires can be, making it seem like an obvious decision to adapt more of Rice's stories.