Interview With the Vampire TV series greenlit by AMC

The most famous of Anne Rice's novels is best known for its previous film adaptation in the mid-90s.

AMC has ordered a TV adaptation of Anne Rice’s 1976 novel Interview With the Vampire.

The project is the first to emerge from the network’s deal with the author which saw them acquire the rights to the 19 titles in her bestselling Vampire Chronicles and Lives of the Mayfair Witches series. 

This first season will consist of eight episodes with Rolin Jones, who previously developed HBO’s reboot of Perry Mason, set to serve as both writer and showrunner. 

Breaking Bad’s Mark Johnson, Anne Rice and her son and fellow author Christopher Rice will all act as executive producers. 

Rice has been attempting to get a series based on The Vampire Chronicles made for quite a few years now. US only streaming platform Hulu attempted to get one off the ground in 2018 but it ended up falling through.  

While it might have previously struggled to make it to the small screen, Interview With the Vampire was adapted into a successful feature film in 1994 starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst. 

“The challenge of adapting for television the groundbreaking and immensely compelling work of Anne Rice is both intimidating and exhilarating,” said Johnson. “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.”

Source: The Wrap 

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