46 years after Anne Rice’s gothic horror novel was published, and 28 years after Neil Jordan’s Hollywood adaptation, Interview with the Vampire is returning in an all-new television series from AMC.
The first official trailer was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, and with its iconic New Orleans setting and decadent production design, it looks to be cut from the same cloth as the classic 1994 film, which starred Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Australian actor Sam Reid (The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson) assumes the role of the vampire Lestat, playing opposite British actor Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones) as Louis. Amongst the cast is Eric Bogosian (Uncut Gems) playing the journalist Daniel Molloy, as well as an assortment of talent assuming various characters from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, as well as some new figures created for the series.
The eight-episode series is anticipated to be the first of several, and is expected to cross over into another upcoming show based on another Anne Rice saga, Lives of the Mayfair Witches.
The 1994 film was a global success and earned itself a legion of loyal fans. It was followed by a widely lambasted stand-alone sequel Queen of the Damned, which itself garnered a cult following since its 2002 release.
AMC’s latest adaptation comes bearing much promise and might just usher in a new post-Twilight/Vampire Diaries era of vampy goodness.
Interview with the Vampire is due to hit screens this October.