Days before the small-screen adaptation of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire even premiered, AMC renewed the series for a second season.
Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights) serves as creator, showrunner, and writer on the series, which is described as a “sensuous, contemporary reinvention of Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel,” first published in 1976. The first two episodes were directed by Alan Taylor.
Interview with the Vampire “follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Chafing at the limitations of life as a Black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat de Lioncourt’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion.
“But Louis’s intoxicating new powers come with a violent price, and the introduction of Lestat’s newest fledgling, the child vampire Claudia, soon sets them on a decades-long path of revenge and atonement.”
The first two of seven episodes are now available on AMC+.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)