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New ‘Interview with the Vampire’ trailer unveiled at Comic-Con – Deadline

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Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise who? Cast members Anne Rice interview with a vampire attended Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con on Saturday to share the first official teaser for the AMC series, which is set to release on October 2. Check out the footage above and the key poster below.

Damian Holbrook, who moderated the cast and crew panel, announced that the series will premiere on Sunday, October 2. on AMS – immediately after the first of Walking Dead’last batch of episodes.

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Based on the revolutionary gothic novel by Anne Rice. Interview with a Vampire follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Game of ThronesJacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (belleSam Reid) and Claudia (newcomer Bailey Bass) and their epic story of love, blood and the perils of immortality, told by journalist Daniel Molloy (Erik Bogosian). Annoyed by the narrowness of life as a black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis cannot resist the promiscuous Lestat’s offer of the ultimate escape: join him as his vampire companion. But Louis’ intoxicating new powers come at a cruel price, and Lestat’s introduction of a new fledgling, Claudia’s vampire child, soon sets them on a years-long journey of revenge and redemption.

Panellists included executive producer Mark Johnson; writer and showrunner Rolin Jones; stars Reed, Bass, Anderson and Bogosian; and production designer Mara LePer-Schloop.

In the trailer that opened the panel, Louis and Lestat meet for the first time. We also see Claudia and how she becomes part of this massive story. There’s a lot of gore and guts with a seductive charm that Rice, who died last year, tried to capture in her books. The show will play with queer elements, especially between Louis and Lestat.

After the trailer, Johnson revealed why he became involved with the show. “The books are so funny and so different that it’s hard to believe they’re related in this way. [Rice] is a stylistic and thematic writer and it is a privilege to be involved. Anne Rice’s world will continue for a while on AMC.”

Asked about his vision for the show, Jones reiterated that he wants to stay as true to the material as possible. “There were a lot of things in our vision that needed to be taken into account,” he said. “The advantage is that we are shown on television, while the film had to be rushed because it was only two hours long. We took so much of what Ann wrote and used it for the show.”

Holbrook didn’t hold back when he asked about the queer context of the story, and Jones replied short and sweet: “It’s an aggressive, beautiful love story between two people. It’s all.”

Actors Anderson and Reed chatted about how it feels to be part of Rice’s legacy.

“I watched this movie when I was a teenager,” Anderson said. “As soon as I received the audition email, I had a strange feeling in my stomach. … I am very happy to be a part of this world as I am deeply connected with Louis.”

Reid chimed in: “I’m a big fan of the books, so when I heard this show was being made, I was praying for an audition. Then I got the part and felt the pressure to play a character that I love so much. This is the greatest gift.”

Bass talked about Claudia’s experience playing at different stages of her life. “It’s a dream role,” she said. “As an actor capable of doing these incredible sequences in a script, my eyes were on the page. Claudia is a big character who feels so much being locked in this body and we get to see who Claudia is at different ages.”

Bogosian, who plays the old version of Daniel Malloy, said his character is looking for a chance to revive his career. “In the film, he is a young aspiring journalist. Now he is older, wiser and once again trying to get through to Louis to find out the truth.

Production designer LePer-Schlop said he was able to capture New Orleans in all its glory. “When I first heard about this show, there was a lot of pressure on me. The books are rich in detail and substance that only exists in New Orleans. I was stunned and excited to figure out how we would be shaping this. We rarely get a show dedicated to the city we live in.”

Regarding Easter eggs, Jones said, “If you’ve read Prince Lestat, Vampire Armand as well as Interview with a Vampire, you will see many references to the material. We’re trying to build a universe, and there’s a bit of witchcraft in it too.”

The panel concluded with an exclusive clip from the first episode of Louis and Lestat meeting at a local brothel. Louis, being brooding, is upset that Lestat is talking to the same sex worker he likes. There is a lot of sexual tension between the two of them, and it’s a well-acted scene. This Louis and Lestat is very different from the 1994 film version, so keep an eye on it.

First seven episodes Anne Rice interview with a vampire Premiering this year on AMC and AMC+. Alan Taylor will direct the first two episodes and serve as an executive producer on the series.

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