• Network: AMC , AMC+
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2022
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 29, 2022
    100
    Excellent, transfixing new series adaptation of Anne Rice’s 1976 vampire classic. ... The show alters specifics of the novel’s story line in ways that wind up working spectacularly well, and that will surprise fans of the book, even while they may frustrate purists. I couldn’t get enough of the five episodes AMC made available for review (there are seven in all), relieved that Rice’s complex, sensual creatures have survived the transition to series TV intact, and delighted by the superb acting and rich production design.
  2. Reviewed by: Carly Lane
    Sep 22, 2022
    100
    The road to a new adaptation has been a winding one, but AMC's lush and enthralling series proves that Rice's vampires are in the right hands.
  3. Reviewed by: Jenna Scherer
    Sep 30, 2022
    91
    AMC’s Interview is a novel thing; it does for bloodsucker drama what HBO’s Watchmen did for the superhero genre, reclaiming an old story for a new, more enlightened generation.
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Sep 30, 2022
    91
    Built on a foundation that embraces different eras, “Interview with the Vampire” doesn’t feel constrained to a particular time or place.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Sep 28, 2022
    91
    It embraces both the intellectual and the carnal in ways that aren’t often seen on TV and were arguably even lacking from Jordan’s version.
  6. Reviewed by: Kayleigh Donaldson
    Sep 22, 2022
    91
    It’s a startlingly good adaptation of Rice’s book but stands on its own two feet, bring new dimensions to a classic story and having genuine fun delving into parts that were only hinted at in the novel and prior film versions. The competition may be tough this season, but Interview with the Vampire stakes out a serious claim as one of the best TV shows of the year.
  7. Reviewed by: Lacy Baugher
    Sep 30, 2022
    90
    There’s a sense of lush fullness, a sprawling, specifically Southern sensibility that lets the show grow into the tale it’s telling, embracing the eccentricities of these characters and giving the complex layers of their relationships with one another the sort of depth they simply could never be allowed in a feature film.
  8. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    Sep 22, 2022
    90
    The introduction of child vampire Claudia (Bailey Bass, eerily convincing in the role that made Kirsten Dunst famous) slows things down a bit with overwrought metaphors about nontraditional parents. Yet the show never lapses into the preachy generalizations of Ryan Murphy’s genre spectacles. Indeed, it works so well because Louis and Lestat are distinct characters who quickly arrive at a heartbreaking impasse. ... After months of misplaced hype, Interview with the Vampire is finally the real thing.
  9. Reviewed by: Allison Picurro
    Sep 22, 2022
    89
    Interview with the Vampire is exactly what it needs to be, in all of its bloody, ridiculous, gay glory.
  10. Reviewed by: Nina Metz
    Sep 29, 2022
    88
    The series is vibrantly written, tonally self-assured and unexpectedly funny.
  11. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Sep 29, 2022
    85
    This is a show that knows what viewers want and gives it to them. “Interview” is not precious about its subject matter. ... Through the first five (of eight) episodes, it’s got all the makings of a deserving cult hit.
  12. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 5, 2022
    80
    More of a historical romantic melodrama than a profound tragedy — not a sin and more likely to draw viewers back — it’s well-made with some fine performances and evocative locations. There is as much domestic drama as there is vampire business, and the series has a welcome comic edge, especially once Claudia joins the family.
  13. Reviewed by: Joel Keller
    Oct 3, 2022
    80
    Interview With The Vampire is still a bit melodramatic in its manner and baroque in its language, despite the time shift from the novels and film. But it reestablishes its story so well that we can see it continuing for a number of seasons.
  14. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Sep 30, 2022
    80
    There’s a confidence to this “Interview With the Vampire” that makes it worth the while even when it’s straining itself to hit all the biggest Gothic notes.
  15. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Sep 30, 2022
    80
    I appreciated the way this Interview solidified the source material’s central relationship, refined some of its more humorous aspects and plunged thoroughly into the campiness of others. It isn’t quite scary, but it’s at least unsettling at times. ... Overall, it’s a promising start with many appealing elements to chew on in the meantime.
  16. Reviewed by: Tara Ariano
    Sep 30, 2022
    80
    Not since Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal Lecter has a fictional character killed with such purpose and artistry. ... Jacob Anderson has the harder job: as Louis, the note he most often has to play is tortured anguish. ... Present-day Louis is less active but shows more emotional depth.
  17. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Sep 30, 2022
    80
    Significantly improving upon the 1994 film, “Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire” does more than just add the late author’s name to the title, ambitiously updating the story, introducing a racial component and serving up plenty of sex and gore. Desperate to replace “The Walking Dead,” AMC might have completed an improbable baton pass from zombies to another kind of undead.
  18. Reviewed by: Ross McIndoe
    Sep 26, 2022
    75
    Thanks in part to the cunning charm of the period story, balanced by its present-day sections, Interview with the Vampire meaningfully comments on identity, intersectionality, and abuse, while still managing to be an intoxicating series about guys with gigantic incisors who sleep in coffins.
  19. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Sep 22, 2022
    75
    The evolution mostly works. Interview blends swoony Southern Gothic with cadaverous relationship farce, though it struggles when it shifts its gaze from the intriguing main characters.
  20. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    Sep 22, 2022
    67
    AMC’s beautiful new take on Interview With the Vampire is certainly bold and seductive, but it too often tips over into camp.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. Oct 4, 2022
    1
    From plantation owner, Louis became a brothel pimp. His journey sure was an unsuccessful one, exactly like this adaptation of Anne Rice'sFrom plantation owner, Louis became a brothel pimp. His journey sure was an unsuccessful one, exactly like this adaptation of Anne Rice's great vampire horror books. Lesson (not) learned is : Do not mess with the original concept. Full Review »
  2. Oct 2, 2022
    0
    The show is so awful, they destroyed the essence of what made the original novels great.
  3. Oct 4, 2022
    0
    This garbage has nothing to do with the source material. Don't get attached to this show it won't last more than one season.