Vampire fans have had a lot of good content material currently — from romance anime and YA exhibits, to What We Do in the Shadows realizing what all of us dream of (vampire nightclub). But the vampires with a cult literary pedigree are formally on their manner: AMC’s Interview With a Vampire series will premiere on Oct. 2
The Interview with a Vampire present has been in growth hell for a whereas, as the rights to Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles had been handed round. AMC acquired the rights to Rice’s most well-known works in 2020, and introduced plans to adapt her books by season, beginning with Interview with a Vampire. (Rice herself handed away in 2021.)
The first season is about to observe the novel of the identical identify, specializing in Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson, who performed Grey Worm on Game of Thrones) telling his 200-year life story to journalist Daniel Malloy (Eric Bogosian, who chances are you’ll know from a million totally different locations together with Succession, Uncut Gems, and Blade: Trinity).
Crucial to Louis’ story is his relationship to the crafty and canny Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid), and Claudia (Bailey Bass), the little one vampire Lestat creates for them to take care of. Christian Robinson and Kalyne Coleman have additionally joined the forged in recurring roles.
The forged can be entering into large footwear: 1994’s Interview with a Vampire — starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst — nonetheless looms massive in the minds of Rice fans. But showrunners Rolin Jones (Perry Mason) and Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) hope their adaptation lives as much as the thirst Vampire Chronicles fans have for the franchise.
“We know how much this book and the ones that follow mean to their massive fan base. We feel you over our shoulders as we tend the Savage Garden,” Taylor informed The Hollywood Reporter in June 2021. “Louis and Lestat are coming out of hiding and we can’t wait to reunite them with you.”
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