Fangirlish has a thing for vampires. Don’t believe me? See our posts about The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Twilight, etc, the list goes on and on. One of my personal favorite vampire stories is Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire, which is why I was excited to find out that it’s being turned into a series for television.
If you are familiar with Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles book series then you should already know that Interview With The Vampire was already made into a film back in 1994 starring Brad Pitt as Louis, and Tom Cruise as his maker Lestat. I previously talked about the film in one of my installments of A-Z Movie Reviews.
According to Deadline, The cable network AMC has ordered an eight-part series based on the book. Last year AMC bought the rights to 18 of Anne Rice’s books. That is a lot of vampires to work with. AMC is planning to turn Rice’s collection of novels, which include The Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches series, into a franchise. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul producer Mark Johnson is overseeing the rollout and Rolin Jones will serve as creator, showrunner, and writer of the Interview with the Vampire series.
Jones had this to say about bringing Anne Rice’s books to life; “We know how much this book and the ones that follow mean to their massive fan base. We feel you over our shoulders as we tend the Savage Garden. Louis and Lestat are coming out of hiding and we can’t wait to re-unite them with you.”
We are definitely looking over their shoulders because we want this series done right. The film was amazing, so we’ve got high hopes and expectations. What I am most curious about is who they will cast to portray Louis and Lestat. Whoever it is has some big shoes to fill.
The series will launch on AMC and its sister streamer AMC+ in 2022. That feels so far away right now but we’ll be keeping our eyes on all the news that comes out.
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