The scene is now set–let the vampires take their places.
Interview with the Vampire–the small-screen adaptation of Anne Rice’s 1976 horror masterpiece–will hit AMC Oct. 2, and the official trailer and updated synopsis dropped this week. Check out the revealing video on this page.
The seven-episode first season–led by creator and showrunner Rolin Jones and director Alan Taylor–follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia (Bailey Bass) in an “epic story of love, blood and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian),” according to the logline.
Knowing the limitations of being a Black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis “finds it impossible to resist Lestat’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion. But Louis’ new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling–the child vampire Claudia–soon sets them on a long path of revenge and atonement.”
Anderson–who watched the original 1994 film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as a teenager–said that “as soon as I got the email about the audition, I got this weird feeling in my stomach. I’m excited to be a part of this world–I’m deeply connected with Louis.”
Reid added that he’s “a huge fan of the books, so when I heard the show was being made, I prayed for an audition.” When he landed the part, Reid said he “felt the pressure that comes with the opportunity to portray a character I have a deep love for. It’s the greatest gift.”
Bass referred to her part as “a dream role. Claudia is a big character who feels so much by being trapped in that body–and we get the chance to see who Claudia is at various ages.”
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