The first trailer for AMC's adaptation of Interview With the Vampire has arrived, and it features the reimagining of three classic vampires.
The trailer premiered on Friday during the series' panel at San Diego Comic-Con, giving fans their first look at Lestat, Louis, Claudia, and the rest of Anne Rice's beloved characters in action. On top of that, we now know that the series will premiere on Sunday, October 2 at 10/9c. AMC+ subscribers can watch the first two episodes that very evening.
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What is Interview With the Vampire About?
The official tagline reads, “Follow the epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality as told to journalist Daniel Molloy by Louis de Pointe du Lac, Lestat de Lioncourt, and Claudia.”
Louis, frustrated by the restrictions he faces as a black man in early twentieth-century New Orleans, can't say “no” to the dashing Lestat's offer of the ultimate freedom: becoming a vampire's companion.
But the introduction of Lestat's newest progeny, the child vampire Claudia, sets them on a path of revenge and atonement that will span decades.
Has Interview With the Vampire Previously Been Adapted?
Yes. You may recall the 1994 cult classic starring Brad Pitt as Louis, Tom Cruise as Lestat, and a young Kirsten Dunst as Claudia. In the same year as the original production, Esquire documented the backlash against casting Cruise that was stoked by outraged fans and Rice.
Discover the details right here. There have been three different comic book adaptations of “Interview with the Vampire.” At the end of 2016, Rice announced on Facebook that she had purchased back the film rights to her books and was looking into turning them into a television series.
Showrunner Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Hannibal) joined the cast in January 2018, but he left the show shortly after. The project finally found a home in July of 2018, on Hulu, but that did not lead to any forward momentum. In May 2020, AMC revealed that they had acquired the rights, earning Rice an estimated $30–$40 million.
In August, AMC opened a writer's room for Lives of the Mayfair Witches, a separate Rice series about a young neurosurgeon who discovers she is the unlikely heiress to a family of witches. This shows that AMC is committed to the Anne Rice Cinematic Universe.
Where Can I Find the New Interview With a Vampire Series?
There will be a new adaptation of “Interview with the Vampire” on AMC. Plus, you can watch it on AMC+, another streaming service.
Interview With the Vampire Cast
Leading the cast as Lestat and Louis are Game of Thrones alumnus Jacob Anderson and Australian actor Sam Reid. In the 1994 film version, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt portrayed these characters.
Bailey Bass, who plays a pivotal role in James Cameron's Avatar sequels, is Claudia. According to Variety, Christian Robinson and Kalyne Coleman also make appearances. Grace, played by the latter, is Louis's sister, and Levi, played by Robinson, is the love interest.
Eric Bogosian will play investigative journalist Daniel Molloy (Christian Slater played this character in the movie) (Christian Slater played this character in the movie). According to Deadline, Maura Grace Athari plays Antoinette, a blues singer whose relationship with Lestat “disrupts our two vampires' domestic tranquility.”
Interview With the Vampire Trailer
At July's ComiCon 2022, AMC debuted the official trailer for their adaptation of Anne Rice's “Interview with the Vampire,” which gives us a good idea of the show's visual style.