AMC is adapting Interview with the Vampire into a TV series. This will be the second screen adaptation of Anne Rice’s bestselling novel after the 1994 film of the same name. Director Alan Taylor told Collider that he will begin filming Interview with the Vampire series in December 2021. He also said that AMC owns the rights to all of Anne Rice’s works. Taylor is known for directing Thor: The Dark World and several episodes of Game of Thrones. He recently received praise for directing The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel film to The Sopranos.
The first novel in Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series, Interview with the Vampire is largely set in the City of New Orleans where the show will be filmed. The story, as described by Movieweb, centers on vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac as he details his life as a vampire to a reporter. Actor Jacob Anderson will portray Louis in the TV series. He was portrayed by Brad Pitt in the 1994 film.
Another central character in the novel is the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, who was portrayed by Tom Cruise in the 1994 film. Lestat was also featured in the 2002 adaptation of Rice’s third novel Queen of the Damned, but Cruise did not reprise the role in that film. Sam Reid will portray Lestat in the AMC series.
While some have accused the genre of overstaying its welcome, the vampire genre still has a major place in pop culture. This series is only one of many vampire projects in the work, including the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Salem’s Lot.
Interview with the Vampire is set to premiere on AMC in 2022. Are any Anne Rice fans looking forward to it? What would you like to see in the new series?
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