Anne Rice's Steamy 'Sleeping Beauty' Coming to Television

Anne Rice's Steamy 'Sleeping Beauty' Coming to Television

The time is right for erotica in film and television. Hot on the heels of the recent Fifty Shades of Grey filming, another sexy favorite is being brought to the small screen. Televisia USA has acquired digital and TV rights to Anne Rice’s bestselling erotic BDSM series, The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy.

Set in a medieval fantasy world, the novels feature a young princess who is awakened from a long sleep in a manner much more provocative than the traditional Sleeping Beauty telling. The controversial series is on the American Library Association’s list of 100 most frequently challenged books of the 1990’s.

According to Deadline, Televisia USA COO Michael Garcia feels like the timing is right for this sort of project.

On the heels of such boundary-pushing adaptations as Fifty Shades and HBO’s Game of Thrones, the topics explored in this series are in the zeitgeist and we feel television is finally ready for them.

Anne Rice is expected to executive produce alongside Oscar-nominated producer Rachel Winter (Dallas Buyers Club).

Have you read the series? Is television the right medium for them? Who should play Beauty?

Riki Cleveland

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Riki has a long-standing love affair with all things books and writing. She indulged her love for all things literary with a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and is currently studying at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Although she is well past her own teen years, Riki’s reading passion lies with Young Adult literature where she devours books that handle the “firsts” in life. When not reading and writing she can be found yelling at the television while watching sports.

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