Another vampire has aced his interview.
British actor Jacob Anderson–best known for appearing in the HBO award-winning Game of Thrones–has landed the next starring role on AMC’s upcoming TV adaptation of Anne Rice’s 1976 best-selling Interview with the Vampire, according to a report on Deadline. Anderson will play Louis opposite Sam Reid, who has already signed on to play the powerful vampire Lestat.
The character of Louis–famously portrayed by Brad Pitt in the 1994 feature film adaptation of the book–was transformed into a vampire by Lestat (played by Tom Cruise).
Anderson–who played Grey Worm on Game of Thrones–will next be seen as the adventurer Vinder in the upcoming season of BBC’s Doctor Who.
Rolin Jones–creator, writer and showrunner of Interview with the Vampire–will also act as executive producer alongside Mark Johnson and Anne and Christopher Rice. AMC ordered the series in June after acquiring the rights to 18 of Rice’s novels in 2020 in order to adapt them into a TV franchise.
The eight-episode first season of Interview with the Vampire is expected to start shooting in Paris and New Orleans later this year for a premiere on AMC and AMC+ sometime in 2022. Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) is on board to direct the first two episodes.
The 1994 film–directed by Neil Jordan from a screenplay by Rice herself–follows the vampires Lestat and Louis following Louis’ transformation at the hands (and fangs) of Lestat in 1791. The movie relates the bloody adventures of the undead duo, including turning 10-year-old Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) into one of their kind.
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