Interview With A Vampire Is Getting A Series At AMC
Anne Rice's iconic vampire novels are getting a new adaptation.
The cultural chokehold vampires--Lady Dimitrescu, for example--have over us continues: Anne Rice's iconic Interview with a Vampire is coming to AMC.
Casting hasn't begun yet, but AMC and it's streaming arm, AMC+, plan to launch the first eight-episode season in 2022. Producer Mark Johnson, known for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, will be on board the project. Co-creator of HBO's Perry Mason, Rolin Jones, will co-create, write, and run the new Interview with a Vampire series. Rice and her son, Christopher Rice, will also participate as non-writing executive producers.
AMC acquired the rights to 18 of Rice's works, back in May 2020, which includes the popular Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches series.
Interview with a Vampire follows the tale of Louis, Lestat, Claudia, and their complicated, intertwined lives as immortal vampires. The series previously received a film adaptation in 1994, famously starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Kirsten Dunst.
Rice's Interview with a Vampire series already has a built-in fan-base, and it's clear AMC hopes to compete with other content platforms by building another IP hit like The Walking Dead.
AMC Networks and AMC Studios Dan McDermott commented, "[Interview with a Vampire] already has millions of fans in the U.S. and around the world. We can't wait to share this new interpretation of the classic brought to life by Rolin and Mark, as we continue to work on developing the entire collection. With The Walking Dead, this Anne Rice collection and our majority stake in Agatha Christie Limited through our own Acorn TV, we are proud to have the stewardship of three unique, fan-forward and beloved franchises and universes, which we are only just beginning to explore. We are also thrilled to have Mark, a world-class producer we have previously worked with on iconic series like Breaking Bad, Rectify, Halt and Catch Fire and Better Call Saul on board at the helm of our efforts to develop an entire Anne Rice universe, with significant aspirations for these beloved stories and characters."
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