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AMC Orders Interview With the Vampire Series

June 25, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Interview With a Vampire

AMC is bringing the Vampire Chronicles to the small screen, ordering an Interview With the Vampire series. Deadline reports that the network has ordered an eight-part adaptation of the Anne Rice novel, which will air on AMC and AMC+ in 2022.

AMC acquired the rights to Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches books last year in a reportedly massive deal, laying claim to the comprehensive rights for the fictional universe. Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights) is creating the series and will write and showrun it.

“The challenge of adapting for television the groundbreaking and immensely compelling work of Anne Rice is both intimidating and exhilarating,” Mark Johnson, who is overseeing the franchise’s rollout, said in a statement. “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 series is the first television adaptation of the books, which were previously brought to film with the 1994 movie Interview With a Vampire, directed by Neil Jordan and starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. A follow-up, Queen of the Damned, starred a new cast including Stuart Townsend and Aaliyah.