Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire has become the most widely read piece of vampire literature. Her novel about opulent vampires mingling with unwary humanity erupted into the literary scene, and Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt starred in the movie adaptation that was released in 1994.
The Vampire Chronicles of Anne Rice is now being turned into an AMC television series, with Rolin Jones acting as the showrunner. The rights to Rice’s amazing collection of work were optioned by her and her son Christopher to AMC a few years ago, and now her universe is coming to life in a daring new franchise. The project’s executive producer will be Christopher; Anne Rice died away in December 2021.
The week before the show’s debut, AMC revealed that the series has been renewed for a second season, further confirming their dedication to the plot and the fictional world they are creating. The series will go to Europe in season 2 to explore the second half of Anne Rice’s book, according to the showrunners.
Interview With The Vampire Season 1 Release Date
AMC said during San Diego Comic-Con that Interview with the Vampire would debut on Sunday, October 2, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, immediately following the launch of The Walking Dead season 11C. AMC Plus subscribers will get access to the first two episodes.
One of AMC’s new franchises will be Interview with the Vampire as the network bids farewell to The Walking Dead this autumn, while the show’s legacy will live on in the form of multiple offshoot programmes, including Tales of the Walking Dead. Creating franchises from their shows has been AMC’s main aim in recent years; in addition to Interview with the Vampire and possibly future volumes of The Vampire Chronicles, AMC is also turning Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches into a series that is now in development.
Interview With The Vampire Season 1 Plot
Here is the series’ official AMC synopsis.
“Based on Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Chafing at the limitations of life as a black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. But Louis’s intoxicating new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia, soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement.”
In the novel, vampire Louis tells reporter Daniel Molloy how he came to be a vampire. Lestat de Lioncourt, Louis’ creator, their vampire daughter Claudia, and other immortals they run across in New Orleans and Paris make cameos throughout the plot, which spans decades.
Although it’s unclear how their storylines are connected, the new series will feature Louis, Lestat, Daniel, and Claudia.
When it comes to adapting Rice’s novel for television, executive producer Mark Johnson has made it quite clear that maintaining her legacy is of the highest importance. “Developing this series carries great pressure and responsibility,” he told People. “What Anne Rice created and what her fans have been transfixed by forces us to take this book-to-television transition with a great deal of responsibility. It is imperative that we do not disappoint her fans and yet we need to make sure that this story, these characters, sing for a modern audience.”
Interview with the Vampire Cast
In Interview with the Vampire, Sam Reid will portray the affable Lestat of Lioncourt. Reid is an Australian actor best known for his roles in Belle and as John Glenn in The Astronaut Wives Club.
Jacob Anderson will play Louis, a vampire who is Lestat’s sidekick. Due to his role as Grey Worm in Game of Thrones, Anderson is well-known to fans of the genre. In addition, he has appeared in episodes of Broadchurch, Doctor Who, and
Reporter Daniel Molloy, to whom Louis tells his story, is portrayed by actor Eric Bogosian. Furthermore, Billions and Succession are a few of Bogosian’s most recent projects.
Bailey Bass as Claudia, Kalyne Coleman as Louis’ sister Grace, Maura G. Hooper as Antoinette, and Christian Robinson as Grace’s lover, Levi, are newcomers to the group.
Interview with the Vampire Trailer
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