Based on Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, ‘Anne Rice’s 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’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 cast took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss the upcoming series. The panel included Mark Johnson, Rolin Jones, Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Bailey Bass and Eric Bogosian.
Co-Executive producer and Showrunner Mark Johnson said “We believe that the Anne Rice world is going to go on for quite some time at AMC.” Insuinating that if the series does well they will explore many more books from Anne Rice’s catalog. “We are building a universe and there are a lot of Easter eggs pulled from the first three books. Always coming back to the source from Anne’s writing. It was us bound to Anne.”
Rolin Jones (Co-Executive Producer) chimed in to say “for the most part we stayed aggressive to the plot (of the books) Stick with us for 6-7 episodes and we’ll see. There is such extraordinary mourning and pain in this book…you have a sense that for a certain segment of the world this was the book for them..when Anne passed (away) while we were doing this…it is a great responsibility and privilege to do this (project.)”
‘Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire’ will debut Sunday, October 2 at 10pm ET/9c immediately following ‘The Walking Dead,’ with the series’ first two episodes available on AMC+ that same night.