Vampire fans have had a lot of good content lately – from romantic anime and YA showsarrive What do we do in the dark found what we all dream of (vampire nightclub). But the vampire with official hit literary pedigree on the way to: AMC’s Interview with a vampire The series will premiere on October 2
A new trailer for the series features Louis, Lestat and the child vampire Claudia, loitering through hot New Orleans nights, struggling with their “dark gift” and sucking a lot of blood – as well as Louis in the present day has revealed his secret to a mortal who reports.
The Vampire Interview the show was in development hell for a while, as the rights to Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles were transferred to everyone. AMC licensed Rice’s most popular works in 2020 and announced plans to adapt her books seasonally, starting with Vampire Interview. (Rice herself passed away in 2021.)
The first season is set to follow up on the novel of the same name, focusing on Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson, who plays Gray Worm above Game of Thrones) tells his 200-year life story with journalist Daniel Malloy (Eric Bogosian, who you may know from a million different places including Heir, Uncut Gemsand Blade: Trinity).
Crucial to Louis’ story is his relationship with the cunning and courageous Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid), and Claudia (Bailey Bass), the baby vampire Lestat created for them to take care of. Christian Robinson and Kalyne Coleman have also joined the cast in recurring roles.
The cast will step into the big shoes: 1994’s Vampire Interview — starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst — is still fresh in the minds of Rice fans. But host Rolin Jones (Perry Mason) and Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) hope their adaptation satisfies the thirst that Vampire Chronicles fans have for the franchise.
“We know what this book and its sequels mean to their huge fan base. We feel you on our shoulders as we tend the Savage Garden,” Taylor told The Hollywood Reporter in June 2021. “Louis and Lestat are on the run and we can’t wait to see you guys again.”
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