Interview With the Vampire is making a comeback but this time it’s on the small screen. The classic Anne Rice story is being rebooted and will air on AMC and AMC+ following The Walking Dead.
The first trailer was just released, and it looks enticing. True to the original movie, this version will also feature Eric Bogosian interviewing the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac. Louis tells his life story as a horrific evolving period-style drama ensues.
The original movie Interview With the Vampire, a cinematic version of Anne Rice’s 1976 novel, was released in 1994. It starred Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac, Tom Cruise as the villainous Lestat de Lioncourt, and Kirsten Dunst as the 10-year-old Claudia.
Interview With the Vampire Series Tells Same Story, Different Cast
Variety reports that the series version will star Jacob Anderson (of Game of Thrones fame) as Louis, Sam Reid as Lestat, and Bailey Bass as Claudia. Mark Johnson and Alan Taylor will serve as executive producers. They will work alongside the showrunner and man who adapted the story for television, Rolin Jones.
The official logline states that Interview With the Vampire “follows Louis de Pointe du Lac, Lestat de Lioncourt and Claudia’s epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy. 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’ 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.”
Double Up On Your Horror Stories Oct 2
So far, we know that season one of Interview With the Vampire has seven episodes. It premieres October 2 right after The Walking Dead. The first two episodes will play back-to-back as well, so plan on becoming hooked.