AMC is behind a series adaptation of the Anne Rice novel “Interview With The Vampire” that had been previously turned into a feature film from 1994 that starred Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, a young Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, and Antonio Banderas. Now, Variety reports that British actor Jacob Anderson has secured the leading role of Louis in the show.
The novel is told from the perspective of Louis de Pointe du Lac, the vampire born in the 18th century the title refers to, which was previously played by Brad Pitt. He chronicles his life to a reporter before and after becoming a vampire, along with sharing details of the secret world of vampires that he is introduced to by Lestat (played by Tom Cruise).
Rolin Jones (“Perry Mason,” “Weeds,” “Boardwalk Empire“) is set to serve as writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the horror series. Australian actor Sam Reid has been previously announced in the role of Lestat, a popular vampire character from a bunch of Rice novels and the vampire that turned Louis. There is an expectation that Reid’s Lestat could be appearing in future “Vampire Chronicles” projects at AMC if the network decides to flush out other Rice novels into series.
Claudia will be the next big role to fill, the young vampire Louis sees as a daughter figure.
Anderson played Grey Worm in multiple seasons of HBO‘s “Game of Thrones” series (one of the few non-white cast members in the mature fantasy series) along with appearances in season 13 of “Doctor Who” and the Bad Robot WWII-set horror flick “Overlord.”