New Teaser Gets To Heart Of ‘Interview With The Vampire’

by Thomas Tuna

“So, how long have you been dead?”

Interview with the Vampire–the small-screen adaptation of Anne Rice’s 1976 debut novel–is set for a debut on AMC sometime this fall, and a new (all-too-brief) teaser was dropped this week that cuts to the chase of this classic vampire tale–the actual interview. Check out the video on this page.

The eight episode first season–led by creator and showrunner Rolin Jones and director Alan Taylor–stars Sam Reid as Lestat, Jacob Anderson as Louis and Bailey Bass as Claudia–along with Assad Zaman as Rashid, Christian Robinson as Levi, Kalyne Coleman as Grace and Eric Bogosian as the interviewer Daniel Molloy (who is prominently featured in this teaser).

The plot has been kept mostly under wraps to this point, but the best guess is that the show will follow the novel’s main points (with perhaps a change in venue and time frame). Executive producer Mark Johnson said they “need to make sure this story and these characters sing for a modern audience.” Take from that what you will.

The bestselling novel was adapted once before–in a 1994 feature film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The film follows the vampiric adventures of Lestat and Louis, beginning with Louis’ transformation into a vampire by Lestat back in 1791.

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

 

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