AMC has greenlit a new series based on Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire". The popular book series was adapted into a hugely popular film in 1994 and starred Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst.
Rolin Jones will serve as the series creator, showrunner, and writer, as well as executive producer alongside Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul producer Mark Johnson.
"The challenge of adapting for television the groundbreaking and immensely compelling work of Anne Rice is both intimidating and exhilarating. Having previously produced films from such singular works, I recognize both the responsibility and the obligation we owe the material. 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," Johnson said.
"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. He added, "This story already has millions of fans in the U.S. and around the world, 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. 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. We are also thrilled to have Mark, a world class producer we have previously worked with on iconic series like Breaking Bad, Rectify, Halt and Catch Fire and Better Call Saul on board at the helm of our efforts to develop an entire Anne Rice universe, with significant aspirations for these beloved stories and characters."
The series will premiere on AMC in 2022.