Back in 2020, it was reported that AMC had acquired rights to 18 books in the Anne Rice "Vampire Chronicles" canon, and now, we are beginning to see the fruit of this acquisition.
The network is now promoting the premiers of "Interview With the Vampire" and "Mayfair Witches."
"We have other projects that are in development. They're sort of unofficial right now, but we really plan to have five or six series in that universe over the next five or six years. And there will be an opportunity to pull characters from different shows and do what we refer to as our ‘all-star' original series, taking supporting characters and maybe a lead character from one or two shows and doing original series that will be based in the Anne Rice universe," said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios at AMC Networks.
He added, "The best model would be an ‘Avengers'-style series, where you take characters from different shows and bring them together and you tell an original story using all of them and their backstory and the mythology. The objective is to honor everything about the source material and the characters' backstories and mythologies as well. But I think that's a really exciting proposition."
"Interview With the Vampire" stars Sam Reid and Jacob Anderson, and "Mayfair Witches" will be led by Alexandra Daddario.