The bloodsuckers are starting to line up for an “interview”.
AMC Studios this week reported that Australian actor Sam Reid has signed on for the upcoming TV series adaptation of Anne Rice’s classic 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire, according to Deadline. Reid will play one of the leads, the powerful vampire Lestat, a part made famous by Tom Cruise in the 1994 film.
Reid last appeared on Foxtel in Lambs of God and in the four-part SBS series The Hunting. He also is cast in the upcoming ABC drama The Newsreader and in the feature film The Drover’s Wife, which debuts at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
The eight-episode first season–expected to start shooting in Paris and New Orleans later this year–will debut on AMC and AMC+ sometime in 2022. Alan Taylor (Mad Men, Game of Thrones) is on board to direct the first two episodes, as reported here in Horror News Network.
The TV adaptation–led by showrunner and writer Rolin Jones (Weeds)–reportedly will be set in the present day and will feature actors of different ethnic backgrounds.
The 1994 film–directed by Neil Jordan from a screenplay by Rice herself–follows the vampires Lestat (Cruise) and Louis (Brad Pitt), starting with Louis’ transformation into a vampire by Lestat in 1791. The movie relates the adventures of the undead duo, including turning 10-year-old Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) into a vampire.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates and casting choices for this small-screen version of Interview with the Vampire.