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Another Anne Rice adaptation is in the works: The author whose Interview with a Vampire and Queen of the Damned have been turned into theatrical features is looking to television for her next live-action project.
According to Deadline, Rice’s “The Songs of the Seraphim” series is making its way to CBS as Angel Time, the name of the first of two books. The project will be directed by Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) and written by Josh Harto and Liz Garcia, who created Memphis Beat.
Here’s the official Angel Time synopsis from Random House:
It’s the present day. Toby O’Dare—aka Lucky the Fox—is a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. He’s a soulless soul, a dead man walking. His nightmarish world of lone and lethal missions is disrupted when a mysterious stranger, a seraph, offers him a chance to save rather than destroy lives. O’Dare, who long ago dreamt of being a priest, seizes his chance. Now he is carried back through the ages to thirteenth-century England, to dark realms where accusations of ritual murder have been made against Jews, where children suddenly die or disappear. In this primitive setting, O’Dare begins his perilous quest for salvation, a journey of danger and flight, loyalty and betrayal, selflessness and love.