In an exciting announcement for viewers in the UK, the television adaptation of Anne Rice's renowned novel "Interview with the Vampire" is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC Two and available for streaming on BBC iPlayer. The series, which premiered in the US last October, has already been confirmed for a second season, promising fans a captivating journey into the world of vampires.
This TV adaptation, developed by Rolin Jones for AMC, brings Anne Rice's 1976 novel to life once more, following a previous big-screen adaptation in 1994. The story revolves around three vampires: “Louis de Pointe du Lac,” played by Jacob Anderson of "Game of Thrones" fame, Lestat de Lioncourt portrayed by Sam Reid from "The Newsreader," and Claudia, embodied by Bailey Bass from "Avatar: The Way of Water." These immortal beings reflect on their complex relationships in an interview with journalist Daniel Molloy, played by Eric Bogosian.
Louis, a Black man living in 1900s New Orleans, succumbs to Lestat's offer of immortality, becoming his vampire companion. However, the introduction of Claudia, a child vampire, sets them on a path of revenge and atonement that spans decades. The series delves into their dark and intricate dynamics, promising a captivating and intense narrative.
Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, expressed her enthusiasm for the series, describing it as "sumptuous, sensual, complex, and disturbing." She commended the charismatic lead performances of Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid, asserting that the show remains faithful to the gothic spirit of Anne Rice's beloved novels while offering a fresh reimagining of her world.
Even before the first season made its debut in the US, "Interview with the Vampire" secured a second season. The first trailer for this new chapter, released in July, introduced actress Delainey Hayles, who will take over the role of Claudia from Bailey Bass. The anticipation for what lies ahead in this dark and enthralling world is palpable.
While "Interview with the Vampire" currently airs on AMC and AMC+ in the US, UK viewers will soon have the opportunity to sink their teeth into this mesmerizing series. It will be broadcast on BBC Two and available for streaming on BBC iPlayer, although an official release date for the UK is yet to be confirmed. Get ready to embark on a haunting journey into the realm of the undead. By Knowladgey Team | September 15, 2023