Don’t worry TV fans — we can all have some “Fifty Shades of Grey”-inspired action, too. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Televisa USA (“Chasing Life,” “Devious Maids”) has acquired TV and digital rights to Anne Rice’s best-selling “The Sleeping Beauty” book trilogy.
The controversial, and seriously sexual, series is set in a medieval fantasy world and follows a young princess who is awakened from her long sleep in quite a provocative way. Although it was originally published under the pseudonym A.N. Roquilaure in 1983 through 1985 and became an underground favorite, it has been given new mainstream life thanks to “Fifty Shades.”
“Now is the perfect moment for this project,” says Televisa USA CCO Michael Garcia in a statement. “On the heels of such boundary-pushing adaptations as ’50 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.”
Rice is set to executive produce along with Rachel Winter (“Dallas Buyers Club”).