AMC’s “Interview With The Vampire” Series Has Found Its Lestat

August 16, 2021

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We’ve been reporting about the upcoming “Interview With the Vampire” series for a while now. Today, we’ve got a major update, the series has found its Lestat. Variety is reporting that Sam Reid has been cast in the lead role previously played by Tom Cruise in the 1994 classic.
Reid has starred in many series including in the current Australian series “The Newsreader,”  “Lambs of God,” The Hunting,” “The Astronaut Wives Club,” and in films such as Belle, ’71, and Anonymous.
AMC now owns the rights to Anne Rice‘s Interview With the Vampire, along with the entire Vampire Chronicles collection which means they’re in it for the long haul and we may very well see a long-running series as well as potential spin-offs and movies.
The series is created by Rolin Jones (“Friday Night Lights”) who will also serve as showrunner and writer. “Interview With the Vampire” will premiere in 2022 on both AMC and AMC+. Rice will executive produce the new series along with her son Christopher Rice.

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