Interview with the Vampire Showrunner Says AMC Series Is More Gothic Romance Than Horror


With a vampire-centric story, one would assume that AMC Interview with the Vampire would be a series that veers into horror given the murderous nature of its main characters, but according to series showrunner Rolin Jones, the upcoming adaptation of Anne Rice’s iconic novel of the same name is less of a spectacle. horror than a gothic romance. Speaking to the press at the AMC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour presentation last week, Jones talked about approaching things as a toxic, yet beautiful love story.

“I came back to them and said, ‘I don’t think it’s a horror show, I think it’s a gothic romance. I want to write a beautiful, very exciting, aggressive, toxic love story,” Jones said of pitching the show to AMC. “And they were up for it.”

Jones also explained that the first season of the series will cover about half of the story in the Interview with the Vampire novel with potential future seasons entering the rest of the Vampire Chronicles books, the series has already used those additional books to help build this toxic love story.

“Let’s really see them go through all the little hurdles and challenges in a relationship,” he said. “Like Bogey and Bacall, with a few fangs.”

Interview with the Vampire stars Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt, Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac, Bailey Bass as Claudia and Eric Bogosian as Daniel Molloy. The series will also star Kalyne Coleman as Grace, Christian Robinson as Levi, Assad Zaman as Rashid and Maura Grace Athari as Antoinette.

“There’s a lot of pressure and responsibility involved in developing this series,” the series’ executive producer Mark Johnson previously said of the adaptation. “What Anne Rice has created and what has upset her fans compels us to take this transition from book to television with great responsibility. It is imperative that we do not disappoint her fans and yet we must ensure that this story , these characters sing for a modern audience.”

He added, “We hope this series will compel the Anne Rice fan to rediscover her works. We also hope that viewers who have never read an Anne Rice novel will run to the bookstore eager to understand what it is about. is. “

Interview with the Vampire set to debut October 2 on AMC and AMC+

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