After seven novels from late author Anne Rice and a 1994 movie adaptation, it turns out there is still more to be said through Interview With the Vampire. Now, the gothic horror story has been turned into a forthcoming AMC television series adaptation, a first look at which you can get via a new trailer, below.
In the first novel, which was published in 1976 and served as Rice's literary debut, 200-year-old vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac tells his life story, including how he became a vampire, was in a relationship with the vampire who turned and mentored him (Lestat de Lioncourt), and raised a young vampire (Claudia) together, to a reporter. The novel series is known as The Vampire Chronicles, and it was that first novel that served as the basis for the 1994 film, which has a Metascore of 59.
The AMC series will follow a similar plot, with Louis telling his story being set in modern day and the story he tells traveling back in time to 1910 New Orleans with a hunting that turns into passing on a "dark gift" and results in Louis laying "down with the devil." Jacob Anderson plays Louis in this version, who is being interviewed by podcaster Danny (Eric Bogosian). Sam Reid plays Lestat, and Bailey Bass plays Claudia.
"I ask the questions, you answer the questions. Anything that can't be verified, I send to my researcher," Danny says in the trailer. "So, how long have you been dead?"
The series comes from showrunner Rolin Jones and executive producers Mark Johnson and Alan Taylor, who also directs the first two episodes of the eight-episode first season. Johnson also oversaw the development on the other Rice adaptation AMC has coming soon, Mayfair Witches. Christopher Rice serves as executive producers on both series.
Interview With the Vampire will premiere Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. on AMC and the first two episodes of the season will stream on AMC+ that night.