If, like us, you’ve been obsessively waiting for AMC to release a full Interview with the Vampire trailer, the wait is finally over. And in, just over two minutes, they’ve hooked us. Which, honestly, shouldn’t be surprising at this point. But it is. Because, when you read a series of books, fall in love with a certain something, and already have one (mostly) excellent adaptation to use as a benchmark, expectations run really high.
We’re always on the lookout for what might or might not change when something we love gets a new adaptation. And this new Interview with the Vampire trailer confirmed our predictions that the AMC series would take a more modern approach. For example, Louis’ story doesn’t begin in the late 1700s — it’s 1910. And, thankfully, our protagonist isn’t a plantation owner.
But don’t worry. Even with some tweaks, they’re still honoring the original. Case in point: Louis de Pointe du Lac is still from Anne Rice’s New Orleans. The feel is, quite simply, there. One shot shows Lestat and Louis walking down a darkened street at night, and it feels like it could’ve been ripped right out of either the pages of the book or the 1994 film.
And then, there is this totally angsty, shipper-dreams shot of some pinkies about to brush. Which..seriously. Help. There’s always been a certain eroticism in The Vampire Chronicles, which the movie might not have quite picked up on since it went so fully from Louis’ perspective. But, as an improvement, this SDCC trailer tells us the AMC series is absolutely leaning in.
I mean, get you someone who looks at you like Lestat looks at Louis in this Interview with the Vampire trailer. Seriously.
But it’s not all about the love (love/hate, to be honest) story. The characterization, in just these couple of minutes, is spot on. The shots of Sam Reid’s Lestat are “Brat Prince” personified. And Jacob Anderson’s Louis has all that beautiful doubt and angst, mixed with everything that made him attractive to Lestat (and us!) in the first place. Plus. That fashion sense. And don’t even get us started on the clips of Claudia. Bailey Bass has huge shoes to fill there, given the utter perfection that was Kirsten Dunst’s portrayal of the character. But our immortal child is in good hands.
There’s so much more information we’ve yet to get about this series — like, who’s playing Armand, fam??? — but absolutely everything we’ve seen and heard so far has us thirsty for more. So, so thirsty. We’re not going to go for the corny vampire pun about wanting to sink our fangs into it…
…just kidding, yes we are. Because we’re ready to go back to New Orleans. More than.
And maybe, just maybe, we’re a bit emotional. Because. Well. Here’s a little bit of extra news that dropped right alongside the SDCC trailer. The episode titles came directly from Rice’s words.
So, without further ado, take a peek at the latest Interview with the Vampire trailer.
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Interview with the Vampire premieres on October 2 on AMC and AMC+.