Vampire followers have had quite a lot of good content material recently — from romance anime and YA reveals, to What We Do within the Shadows realizing what all of us dream of (vampire nightclub). However the vampires with a cult literary pedigree are formally on their manner: AMC’s Interview With a Vampire sequence will premiere on Oct. 2
A brand new trailer for the sequence options Louis, Lestat, and the kid vampiress Claudia, slinking round scorching New Orleans nights wrestling with their “darkish present” and sucking loads of blood — in addition to Louis within the current day spilling his secrets and techniques to a mortal reporter.
The Interview with a Vampire present has been in improvement hell for some time, because 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 primary season is about to comply with the novel of the identical identify, specializing in Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson, who performed Gray Worm on Recreation of Thrones) telling his 200-year life story to journalist Daniel Malloy (Eric Bogosian, who it’s possible you’ll know from one million completely different locations together with Succession, Uncut Gems, and Blade: Trinity).
Essential to Louis’ story is his relationship to the crafty and canny Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid), and Claudia (Bailey Bass), the kid vampire Lestat creates for them to take care of. Christian Robinson and Kalyne Coleman have additionally joined the solid in recurring roles.
The solid will probably be entering into huge footwear: 1994’s Interview with a Vampire — starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst — nonetheless looms massive within the minds of Rice followers. However showrunners Rolin Jones (Perry Mason) and Alan Taylor (Recreation of Thrones) hope their adaptation lives as much as the thirst Vampire Chronicles followers have for the franchise.
“We all know how a lot this ebook and those that comply with imply to their large fan base. We really feel you over our shoulders as we have a tendency the Savage Backyard,” Taylor instructed The Hollywood Reporter in June 2021. “Louis and Lestat are popping out of hiding and we will’t wait to reunite them with you.”
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