AMC has officially ordered the new series adaptation of Anne Rice’s “Interview With the Vampire” with an eight-episode first season, Deadline reports.
The series is created by Rolin Jones (“Friday Night Lights”) who will also serve as showrunner and writer. Deadline notes, that “Interview With the Vampire” will premiere in 2022 on both AMC and AMC+.
“The challenge of adapting for television the groundbreaking and immensely compelling work of Anne Rice is both intimidating and exhilarating,” Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad”) said in a statement shared by Deadline. “Having previously produced films from such singular works, I recognize both the responsibility and the obligation we owe the material. I strongly believe that with AMC and Rolin Jones we are equipped to meet this challenge and to thrill and entertain both the loyal Anne Rice fan and the viewer who is just now discovering her work.”
The “Interview With the Vampire” saga centers on vampires Louis and Lestat, who were played by Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in the hit 1996 feature film directed by Neil Jordan.
The new show is just the beginning, AMC has also acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s massive catalog which includes “The Vampire Chronicles series” that includes “Interview with the Vampire,” “The Vampire Lestat,” “The Queen of the Damned,” “Memnoch The Devil”, “The Tale of the Body Thief,” “The Vampire Armand,” “Vittorio the Vampire,” “56 Blood and Gold,” “Pandora,” “Prince Lestat,” “Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis,” “Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat”, “The Lives of The Mayfair Witches series: The Witching Hour,” “Lasher,” “Taltos”, and “The Vampire Chronicles”, “The Lives Of The Mayfair Witches,” as well as the crossover novels: “Merrick,” “Blackwood Farm,” and “Blood Canticle.”
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