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AMC casts its Lestat for their Interview with the Vampire series

August 15th, 2021 by Marc Comments

We’ve known for a while now that AMC have been developing an ongoing series based on Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles (here), including novels such as Interview with the Vampire, Queen of the Damned, Prince Lestat and more.

And honestly, we’re pretty excited by the idea. Rices’ novels chronicle a massive world of vampires and monsters that is so much more than just sex and scares and, while we loved Neil Jordan’s Interview movies in 1994 (Tom Cruise will be a tough act to follow as Lestat), we’ve always thought that it’s more of a universe than a couple of movies.

Now we’ve learned that kicking off the already greenlit Chronicles multi-series will be the eight-part Interview with the Vampire series which we’ve learned will star Australian actor Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt.

The actor is best known for his work on The Newsreader and Prime Suspect 1973.

The Interview With the Vampire series will be written and executive produced by Emmy nominee Rolin Jones, who is also showrunner. It will be executive produced by Oscar winner Mark Johnson, creator Anne Rice and Christopher Rice.

It is expected to debut in 2022 on AMC and AMC+.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….