Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire Adaptation Ordered to Sequence at AMC
Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire, which was beforehand tailored right into a 1994 movie, is sinking its tooth into the small display. AMC has ordered Rice’s story to sequence and can premiere the eight-episode first season on its cable community and streaming platform AMC+ subsequent yr.
The corporate acquired 18 of Rice’s most iconic works in a significant deal final yr that included tales from each TheVampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches sequence. Interview is the primary of many titles the community plans to supply.
“The problem of adapting for tv the groundbreaking and immensely compelling work of Anne Rice is each intimidating and exhilarating,” government producer Mark Johnson mentioned in an announcement. “I strongly imagine that with AMC and [showrunner/EP] Rolin Jones we’re outfitted to fulfill this problem, and to thrill and entertain each the loyal Anne Rice fan and the viewer who’s simply now discovering her work… Louis and Lestat are popping out of hiding and we are able to’t wait to reunite them with you.”
Not solely is Johnson taking the lead on creating Interview, however he’s additionally in command of turning AMC’s full Anne Rice assortment into an expanded streaming and TV universe.
“It is a day now we have been wanting ahead to since we acquired this legendary Anne Rice assortment a little bit greater than a yr in the past,” AMC Networks and AMC Studios president of unique programming Dan McDermott mentioned in an announcement. “We are able to’t wait to share this new interpretation of the traditional delivered to life by Rolin and Mark, as we proceed to work on creating your complete assortment.”
AMC’s full checklist of Vampire Chronicles titles consists of The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Story of the Physique Thief, Memnoch The Satan, The Vampire Armand, Pandora, Vittorio the Vampire, Blood and Gold, Prince Lestat, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis and Blood Communion: A Story of Prince Lestat. Mayfair Witches sequence titles embrace The Witching Hour, Lasher and Taltos, along with the crossover novels Merrick, Blackwood Farm and Blood Canticle.
Interview With the Vampire was beforehand tailored right into a 1994 function movie that was directed by Neil Jordan and starred Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Slater. It was nominated for 2 Academy Awards (Finest Artwork Course and Finest Authentic Rating) and earned Dunst a Golden Globe nomination for Finest Efficiency by an Actress in a Supporting Function.
A TV universe of The Vampire Chronicles has been within the making for years. Previous to AMC’s large buy, it was reported that Rice and her son Christopher had been teaming up with producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), and that Hulu had been eyeing the challenge. Fuller, nonetheless, formally exited in July 2018.
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