Interview with the Vampire, written by Anne Rice in 1976, became the most popular example of vampire literature since Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Her novel about vampires living lavishly among unsuspecting mortals exploded onto the literary scene and was later adapted into a blockbuster film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in 1994.
Rice’s Vampire Chronicles is now being adapted for television by AMC, with Rolin Jones serving as showrunner. Rice and her son Christopher optioned AMC’s rights to her impressive body of work a few years ago, and her universe is now coming to life in a daring new franchise. Anne Rice died in December 2021, so Christopher will serve as an executive producer on the project.
Interview with the Vampire is the first installment of AMC’s planned Anne Rice Immortal Universe, which will premiere this fall.
The week before the show’s premiere, AMC announced that the series had been renewed for a second season, demonstrating their commitment to the story and the universe they’re creating. According to the showrunners, in season 2, the series will travel to Europe to explore the second half of Anne Rice’s novel.
Everything we know about AMC’s Interview with the Vampire.
Interview With a Vampire Release Date
After many ups and downs over the years, the season’s release is now, thankfully, not far away. On October 2, 2022, an Interview with the Vampire will air.
The showrunners have confirmed that season one will not cover the entire book and have expressed their hope that the story will continue in future seasons.
Interview With a Vampire Cast
The cast includes Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones Grey Worm) as the brooding Louis and Sam Reid (Belle) as the devilish Lestat. Changes were also made to the casting, as the creators were looking for a Black actor in their 30s to play Louis.
According to the books, he will be a brothel owner rather than a plantation owner. Bailey Bass, a young newcomer, will play Claudia, a precocious young vampire who was previously played by ten-year-old Kirsten Dunst in the 1994 film.
In addition, Eric Bogosian (Uncut Gems) plays Daniel Malloy, the reporter to whom Louis narrates his life story. The character in the show will reportedly be much older than the source text. Christian Robinson and Kaylne Coleman also reprise their roles.
Interview With a Vampire Plot
The first season will take place immediately after the first novel, Interview with the Vampire. It will center on Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his 200-year-old life to an eager journalist named Daniel Malloy, who is looking for a second chance.
In the show, Daniel is set in the present day as a college professor who is struggling in both his personal and professional life. He seizes the opportunity to interview Louis in order to write something groundbreaking.
The series will follow Louis’ journey from a plantation owner in Louisiana to a vampire after meeting the cunning and sinister vampire, Lestat de Lioncourt. In search of a companion, Lestat offers him immortality in exchange for traveling with him around the world.
Louis, who is lonely and distraught, agrees to be his immortal ally and is transformed into a vampire that night. However, after witnessing how Lestat feeds off of people, he quickly becomes repulsed by his true nature.
Interview With a Vampire Trailer
At this year’s Comic-Con, a trailer for the show was released, and along with exciting footage from the show, fans also learned about the narrative that Interview with the Vampire will follow. According to the description:
How Can I Watch Interview With the Vampire?
Interview with the Vampire is an AMC original series that will air on AMC and AMC’s streaming service AMC Plus in the United States. Most cable packages include AMC, as do live TV streaming services such as FuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.
If you’ve already cut the cord, you can subscribe to AMC Plus directly or add it to an existing streaming plan via Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, or Roku.