- An “Interview with the Vampire” show is coming to AMC and AMC+ next year.
- Rolin Jones (“Friday Night Lights”) will serve as showrunner.
- AMC acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles” in May 2020.
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AMC is going from zombies to vampires next year.
The network announced Thursday it has greenlit an adaptation of Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire” to series. The show, which will debut on AMC and AMC+ in 2022, will mark the beginning of a planned franchise around Rice’s works for the network.
Rolin Jones (“Friday Night Lights”), who has an overall deal with AMC Studios, will serve as creator, showrunner, executive producer, and writer.
Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) is overseeing the development of the entire Rice catalogue as a universe and franchise for AMC. Anne and Christopher Rice are non-writing executive producers on the series.
“The challenge of adapting for television the groundbreaking and immensely compelling work of Anne Rice is both intimidating and exhilarating,” Johnson said in a press release sent to Insider.
“Having previously produced films from such singular works, I recognize both the responsibility and the obligation we owe the material,” Johnson added. “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.”
“This is a day we have been looking forward to since we acquired this legendary Anne Rice collection a little more than a year ago,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios said.
“We can’t wait to share this new interpretation of the classic brought to life by Rolin and Mark, as we continue to work on developing the entire collection,” said McDermott. “With ‘The Walking Dead,’ this Anne Rice collection and our majority stake in Agatha Christie Limited through our own Acorn TV, we are proud to have the stewardship of three unique, fan-forward and beloved franchises and universes, which we are only just beginning to explore.”
“Interview with the Vampire” was previously a 1994 film starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst.