The next Interview with the Vampire TV series will explore the LGBT subtext of the original books.
AMC announced in June 2021 that it would adapt Interview with the Vampire into an eight-episode television series. Rolin Jones, best known for his work on NBC Friday night lights and HBO Boardwalk Empire, will serve as showrunner. Two months later, it was revealed that Sam Reid would play Lestat, while Game of Thrones alum Jacob Anderson would play Louis.
Interview with the Vampire began filming in December 2021 and the show is scheduled to premiere in October. With the launch of the first Interview with the Vampire trailer at San Diego Comic-Con, AMC has now begun actively promoting the reboot.
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Interview with the Vampire The TV series will explore Louis and Lestat’s relationship
During the presentation of the SDCC for Interview with the VampireJones said the program would adopt the LGBT undertone of the original book.
Lestat and Louis’ relationship and sexuality have long been hinted at in the queer subtext of Interview with the Vampire, and Jones says it will continue. Jones claims he wants to turn the book’s subtext into text, which the 1994 film adaptation was criticized for omitting.
Author Anne Rice, who died in December at the age of 80, was a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. Although his original work was not well received by critics, Interview with the Vampire became an LGBT classic, and Rice acknowledged that Lestat and Louis were romantically involved.
Although the film version did not elaborate on Lestat and Louis’ homosexuality, the gay subtext between the characters remained, albeit somewhat ambiguously. Jones’ TV series, on the other hand, appears to be the first Interview with the Vampire adaptation to respond directly The sexuality of Lestat and Louis.
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Preserving the true work of Anne Rice
The Interview with the Vampire The TV series seems to be very different from all the iterations that came before it, as Rice was the TV show’s producer before her death and Jones is dedicated to exploring aspects of the novel that weren’t necessarily taken into account. account by the film adaptation.
This TV series represents the first time in nearly 30 years that Rice’s cult classic vampire novel will be adapted to the screen for a new generation since the film was released in the mid-’90s.
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