‘Interview With The Vampire’ AMC Series Casts Claudia

One of filmdom’s most unusual vampiric trios is now complete.

The small-screen adaptation of Anne Rice’s 1976 classic Interview with the Vampire this week filled the critical role of Claudia, as reported by Deadline. Bailey Bass (Avatar sequels) will play the young girl transformed into a vampire and doomed to live out her eternal life as a child.

The eight-episode first season of the series–slated to debut on AMC and AMC+ sometime next year–already has its Lestat in Sam Reid (Lambs of God) and its Louis in Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones). Those lead roles were played, respectively, by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the 1994 feature film, with a young Kirsten Dunst portraying Claudia.

In the bestselling vampire tale, Claudia is a 10-year-old orphan who was “brought into the Blood” in 1794 by Lestat and Louis, who raise her as their “daughter” until she rebels at her horrifying condition and slays Lestat.

Rolin Jones (HBO’s Perry Mason) is the screenwriter and showrunner of Interview with the Vampire, with Alan Taylor (The Many Saints of Newark) on board to direct the first two episodes.

The original film–directed by Neil Jordan from a screenplay by Rice–follows the adventures of Lestat and Louis, beginning with Louis’ transformation into a vampire by Lestat in 1791. The movie received generally positive reviews–garnering two Oscar nominations–and earned $224 million on a $60-million budget.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Interview with the Vampire on AMC.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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